Clinical

This Is What Optometrists Think About Demodex Mites

This is a sponsored post by Eye Eco, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎  Demodex infestation has been the subject of much attention within the ophthalmic community. In this article, optometrists, Dr. Antonio Chirumbolo and Dr. Matthew Geller, will teach you the clinical science behind demodex, but also share their personal …

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Quick Reference: Screening for Chloroquine & Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) Retinopathy

As optometrists, it is important that we are aware of the possible ocular complications that can occur from the use of high risk medications. Patients starting chloroquine (CQ) or hydroxychloroquine (HCQ; i.e. Plaquenil) should have a baseline examination that serves as a reference point, as well as to rule out any preexisting maculopathies. While most …

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Vision and Development: What’s Old is New Again Part I

I recently stumbled upon old Optometric Extension Program (OEP) books that detailed vision development and perceptual assessments of children, and realized that there is so much value in old literature and theories. As new graduates, we are so focused on learning new technology and using computers as diagnostic tools, that …

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