Author name: Kathleen Leonard

Ptroublesome Ptosis

Ptroublesome Ptosis That ptroublesome ptosis: A patient presents with a new “droopy” lid. So, brilliant optometrist: What are you going to do about it? Ptosis is an abnormally low position of the upper eyelid. It is more common in older patients due to a gradual loss of function of the muscles working to hold the eyelids up. However, …

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Vision Therapy in an Evidence-Based Climate

As new graduates, outside the safety of our classroom walls, we will have an obligation to stay up to date on the latest research. We must stay informed on new therapeutics, techniques, equipment, and findings on ocular health. During our schooling, we learn about evidence-based medicine (EBM) because it is scientifically sound, and ready to …

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