Tag Archives: ocular disease

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

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 been …

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Myopia Control – Everything You Need to Know

Intro to Myopia Control There are no shortage of theories on the mechanisms of myopia development and progression. Genetics, near work, time indoors, artificial lighting, diet; all these factors have been investigated as potential causes of/correlates to myopia. The fact of the matter is there isn’t “one flavor” of myopia. …

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10 Things to Know Before You Purchase Optometry Equipment


ne of the biggest questions for many practitioners centers around the optometry equipment and technology he or she should be buying and implementing within the practice. In the constantly evolving world of technology how do we keep up and pick out the “practice changing” diagnostic equipment from the simply glamorous …

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The Power of the Bandage Contact Lens

There are many innovative applications of the bandage contact lens that can make a big difference in certain situations. A bandage contact lens (BCL) is one of the simplest and most powerful instruments available to eye doctors to heal a problematic cornea. Surprisingly, many eyecare providers underutilize this amazing tool. …

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Macular Pigment Density – What You Should Know

In this video interview, filmed at Vision Expo West, Gordon Bethwaite, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. talks macular pigment density. Macular pigment density is important in not only patients with ocular disease, but even in patients with certain risk factors for disease. There are certain things …

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5 Tips for Explaining Ocular Disease to Your Patients

Whether it is ARMD, glaucoma, or astigmatism, explaining ocular disease conditions to your patient can be a challenge. As optometrists, we spend four years learning how the eye works, and what needs to be done to correct the problem. Our patients, however, come to us with a variety of experience. …

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