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Know These Major Risk Factors in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a concerning health issue due to its asymptomatic nature, risk of blindness, and increasing prevalence. Worldwide, it is the leading cause of irreversible blindness, and it is estimated that 111.8 million people will have glaucoma by the year 2040.1 Therefore, early diagnosis is important; however, this is no …

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Everything You Need To Know About Eyezen™

This is a sponsored post by Essilor of America, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎  What is the most common chief complaint in your office? In my office, which has a large demographic of 25-35 year olds, it is eye fatigue and headaches. Patients are concerned with their jobs and …

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Xiidra: The New Go-To Dry Eye Drug?

The treatment of dry eye disease has become a primary and necessary focus of many Optometrists. Studies show that dry eye affects 5% of 30-40 year olds and 10-15% of adults over age 65.1 It is estimated 16 million people have dry eye.3 Xiidra is the newest drug to treat …

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How to Prescribe Prism with Confidence

Four words in a patient’s chart can strike doubt in the mind of even the most accomplished optometrist: “Complains of double vision.” What caused the diplopia? Is it sudden-onset or longstanding? Have they ever had prism in their glasses before? What about prior strabismus surgery? Could it just be undercorrected …

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My Number One Secret To Avoiding Glasses Remakes

You all know the feeling, that sinking, rock in the pit of your stomach feeling. Cruising through your day, everything’s going great, and then a member of your optical team pops their head around the corner and says, “Hey Doc, Mr. Jones is having issues with his new glasses…” If …

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Amniotic Membranes – When To Use Them and How To Bill For Them

What is an amniotic membrane? An amniotic membrane is the inner layer of fetal membrane. The membrane has anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, anti-angiogenic and anti-microbial properties. An amniotic membrane is a healthy, intact, basal membrane on which the patient’s cells are able to proliferate. It returns the ocular surface to healthy level2 What …

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