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Visual Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

Visual Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious concern for patients of all ages. Fortunately, most patients recover completely within the first few weeks of a mild head injury. However, 10-15% have lingering symptoms which can prevent them from returning to school and work. What effects does traumatic brain injury have …

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My Patient Has Optic Nerve Pallor: What Do I Do?

Optic Nerve Pallor

Our 45 year old patient is in for their annual eye exam. Aside from wanting new glasses, they have no additional ocular complaints, and to their knowledge no other pertinent ocular history. We go to check the posterior pole and BOOM, to our surprise their optic nerve is a bit …

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Investigating Unexplained Reduced Visual Acuity

As eye doctors, one of the most frustrating and concerning situations we face is not being able to determine the reason for reduced visual acuity. We have all been there. It’s the end of the exam and despite our best efforts to examine the ocular structures of the eye and …

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Utilizing OCT for Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management

Utilizing-OCT-for-Glaucoma-Diagnosis-and-Management

This is a sponsored post by Zeiss Meditec, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists 😎 Glaucoma is a group of optic neuropathies characterized by progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) atrophy with resultant distinctive structural and functional damage to the optic nerve. Although the exact mechanism of disease has not …

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My 5 Favorite Contact Lenses for 2018

Here are the contact lenses that I routinely prescribe. It is difficult to classify what top contact lenses are; however, I have found that these particular lenses tend to accommodate the specific needs of my patients and garner the most positive reviews and feedback from my patients who wear them. …

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Concussion and Vision Problems

Concussion and vision problems typically go hand in hand. There are many vision issues that can arise from the result of concussion or traumatic brain injury. Concussions are a very tricky subject. It is difficult to fully diagnose a concussion, difficult to combat the old norms of grading mild or severe …

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Complete Guide to Varilux® Lenses

This is a sponsored post by Essilor of America, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎 If you are like I was as a new graduate optometrist, progressive lenses were a foreign concept. We were all taught how they work, and we all became experts at drawing the hourglass …

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