Ongoing technological advances, new drug formulations and increased scope of practice have all collided to allow optometrists the opportunity to manage difficult cases that were once previously referred to our ophthalmology counterparts. These five disease presentations—vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) and traction (VMT), post-op cystoid macular edema (CME), neurotrophic keratitis (NK), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and glaucoma/ocular hypertension (OHTN)—are commonly evaluated in the optometric setting and can be managed successfully, in most cases, without referral. Case examples help illustrate how optometrists can independently treat and manage each condition.
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