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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 & 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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3D Printing: The Future of Optometry for New Grads?

From the runways of Paris, to an electric neighborhood car…every industry has embraced 3D printing. In 2011, 3D printing was expected to change everything. In fact, New Scientist magazine boldly declared, WE ARE smack bang in the middle of a second industrial revolution.7 3D printing has undoubtedly also begun to …

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A New Grad’s Guide to Ordering Lab Work

ou’ve graduated, you’re killing it at your new practice, and you have a patient in your chair with a condition that needs more investigation. Maybe it’s an optic neuritis or maybe the uveitis you’ve been managing isn’t responding like you thought it would. Regardless, you know lab work would help….so …

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Dry Eye Syndrome and Guide to Nighttime Therapy

This is a sponsored post by Eye Eco, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎  Dry eye disease is one of the most common ocular morbidities, and a leading cause of visits to eyecare professionals today.1,2  Common signs and symptoms of dry eye syndrome (DES) include: dryness redness stinging foreign …

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