Vision problems and ADHD…why “rational management” should be as simple as glaucoma

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review-of-optometryIn the October 15, 2016 edition of Review of Optometry  there is a feature article entitled, Controversies in Glaucoma Management written by Bruce Onofrey, OD, clinical professor at the University of Houston. Dr Onofrey begins with the following, “The rational management of ocular disease is simple. First, know the disease. Get acquainted with the pathophysiology…Second, know the patient. Consider the risk factors for, and the consequences of the disease as well as the the patient individual considerations for drug therapy. Finally, know the drug. Get familiar with the pharmacology of the many therapies available.”

Just one day prior to the above publication, on October 14, 2016 it was my pleasure to  present  along with our resident, Dr. Mark Takesuye, to the 3rd year graduate students at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. Our lecture, entitled, Understanding ADHD and the role of Optometry was delivered as part…

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Through the Looking Glass

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“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

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Ever notice how physicians and third parties mean so many different things when referring to “scientific evidence”?  We’ve heard the refrain many times, regarding optometric vision therapy, that there isn’t sufficient evidence that it works.  And you know from reading this blog that now that the CITT has presented an airtight case for the significant superiority of office based vision therapy to other treatment modalities, which fare not better than a placebo.  So now our critics have decided that they’ll yield on that, but it’s not relevant because CI is uncommon in children.  (I kid you…

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