Conjunctivitis is a general term that can refer to any in a spectrum of diseases and disorders that primarily affect the conjunctiva. Patients impacted will present complaining of redness or “pink eye” which is due to dilated conjunctival blood vessels. They may also complain of pain, itching or discharge. While most cases are self-limiting and rarely result in vision loss, some may progress and can result in serious ocular complications, and vision loss is not out of the question. For this reason, it’s essential to rule out the sight-threatening causes of red eye.
Last fall, Review of Optometry invited a patient from our practice and me to the 2019 American Academy of Optometry meeting to survey four spectral-domain OCT (SD-OCT) manufacturers—Heidelberg, Optovue, Topcon and Zeiss—together in one location. Here’s what we found.
During every comprehensive eye examination, perusing the patient’s medical history is a crucial first step, even when they present without any visual complaints. Many of our patients are being treated for a systemic condition, and either the disease itself or its treatment regimen—or both—could come with ocular manifestations the patient may not be aware of.
You’ve taken the kids for their checkups and scheduled your parents’ doctor visits. You even went along to make sure they understand what was happening.
Nikki Iravani, OD, is always on the lookout for a great marketing tip.
Nine women ODs were honored during the fourth annual Theia Awards of Excellence from Women In Optometry magazine.