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Review of Optometry

The role of the modern optometrist.(Letters & E-mail)

The role of the modern optometrist.(Letters & E-mail) Courtenay, Cliff In a previous issue, Samuel J. Simon, O.D., expressed his concern about the direction of optometric training and the profession’s emphasis on developing “diagnostic doctors,” (Letters & E-mail, June 2004). While his observations regarding the history, evolution and current state of optometry are enlightening, I […]

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New technology: GDx VCC.(Uvea and Glaucoma)

New technology: GDx VCC.(Uvea and Glaucoma) ONE OF THE EARLIEST clinically identifiable changes occurring in glaucoma is damage to the nerve fiber layer (NFL). Nerve fiber layer damage typically precedes visual field loss, often by several years. Thus, a careful examination of the NFL is essential to identify early patients who have developed glaucoma. Focal […]

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Thygeson’s superficial punctate keratopathy.(CORNEA)

Thygeson’s superficial punctate keratopathy.(CORNEA) Signs and symptoms The outward signs and symptoms of Thygeson’s superficial punctate keratopathy (SPK) are remarkably minimal. Patients usually report only a mild to moderate foreign body sensation, tearing, and occasionally photophobia. (1) Patients should not have a history of recent ocular inflammation or any associated systemic illness. Upon gross inspection, […]

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Louis J. Catania.

Louis J. Catania. Murphy, John OCULAR DISEASE LOUIS J. CATANIA, O.D., has never dispensed a pair of eyeglasses. He’s been too busy providing primary eye care. Dr. Catania has challenged the profession to accept its full-fledged role in health care. And, he prefers to show why rather than just tell. At lectures throughout the 1970s […]

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should you offer silicone hydrogel contact lenses to patients perfectly content in their current contact lenses? Yes, say these contact lens specialists. Here are four reasons why these practitioners feel this way.(Contact Lenses)

The silicone hydrogel question: should you offer silicone hydrogel contact lenses to patients perfectly content in their current contact lenses? Yes, say these contact lens specialists. Here are four reasons why these practitioners feel this way.(Contact Lenses) Kirby, Jennifer Each year, the American Dialect Society–an organization dedicated to the study of how languages and dialects […]