Keeping the Eye in Sight: Ensure Proper Primary Care for Ocular InjuriesWhen presented with common eye issues – from corneal abrasions and foreign bodies to potentially fractured orbital bones – providers need to make prompt diagnoses, assess urgency and take steps to limit damage.
Focusing on Blurry Vision: Tips and Tools for Making the Right DiagnosisFrom simple refractive issues to dry eye to age-related cataracts to emergencies such as retinal detachment, the causes of painless fuzzy vision vary widely in urgency.
Fresh Insight on Cataracts: An Update on Evaluation and ManagementOptometrist Emily Eng, OD, MS, FAAO, starts with a refresher on eye anatomy and the factors that make lenses get cloudy, then describes what patients want to know about cataract surgery (the most performed procedure in all of medicine), including pre- and post-op care.
Looking at Vision and Brain Injuries: How to Discern Connections and Optimize CareCertain vision problems may be linked to a past traumatic brain injury, but it’s not always obvious. Neuro-optometrist Mark Wu, OD, discusses how to diagnose such issues, with tips on what to ask about symptoms.
Seeing Red: A Guide to Identifying and Treating the Many Causes of a Red EyeSome bloodshot eyes require urgent care; others can be resolved with minimal treatment – or a lesson in contact lens hygiene. Ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon Melissa Neuwelt, MD, breaks down the causes.
Catching the Silent Thief of Sight: How to Identify and Manage Glaucoma in Primary CareGlaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, yet measurements of intraocular pressure may be normal and patients may have no symptoms.