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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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Here’s How I Approach Myopia Control

The incidence and prevalence of myopia are increasing at an alarming rate all over the world. Let’s say you have a 6 year old patient in your chair, and after cycloplegic refraction you come to the conclusion that this child, who was slightly hyperopic a year ago, is now a …

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A New Look At Recurrent Corneal Erosion (RCE) Treatment

Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCE) was first described in 1872 as an “intermittent neuralgic vesicular keratitis.” Since its first description in the 1800s, the treatment approach has changed drastically and expanded to include advanced surgical options. It may be time to consider new approaches to therapy for this painful condition. …

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