Dr. Joseph Eastern, a physican and surgeon in New Jersey, recently published an inciteful article on resolving patients complaints that I think is valualble to share. Think of it as a checklist of how to plan and anticipate the inevitable concerns a patient might address. Dr. Eastern states that for most physicians, the resolution of […]
Patients may really like you as an eye care doctor. But how long will they “wait” when they become unhappy with your practice? Recently I went to my dentist. I hardly opened a magazine before I was taken into the exam room. My appointment was scheduled for 10:00 in the morning; I was taken at […]
Patch.com is a news and information platform owned by the AOL Corporation. Abington.Patch, the outlet serving the community where Gulden is located, featured a story about Gulden’s donation of 500 eye shields to US servicemen. Gerry Dungan, Patch editor, wrote: “Abington Business Sends Eye Shields to U.S. Soldiers” “Tom Cockley, president of the Elkins Park-based Gulden Ophthalmics, donated […]
Gulden donated 500 Eye Shields when I learned that US troops did not have them in first aid kits. An Eye Shield can be found in the first aid kits of all U.S. sailors, Marines, and airmen according to an article in MilitaryTimes.com. They are used when a facial injury endangers a soldier’s, Marine’s, or sailor’s eyesight. But US […]
One of the goals in the management of ocular (uveal) melanoma is monitoring and measuring the risk of metastasis. Here’s information about a gene expression profile test that addresses this.
Did you know that uveal melanoma (UM), also known as ocular or choroidal melanoma, is the most common form of eye cancer? Uveal melanoma arises from parts of the uveal tract — the choroid, ciliary body, or iris. Castle Biosciences (www. CastleBiosciences.com), with analytical laboratories in Phoenix, Arizona, provides the DecisionDx-UM test that measures the […]
Are you treating patients with Hepatitis C? Accepted treatment regimen is associated with retinopathy, especially in those with hypertension.
Did you know that patients with hepatitis C, being treated with pegylated interferon (one of the most accepted treatment regimens) might be subject to severe retinopathy? Diligence is warranted with any patient with hepatitis C. If you uncover a patient afflicted with hepatitis C, ask about their treatment regimen. Treatment with pegylated interferon alpha (PegIFNα) […]
The Macula Vision Research Foundation Recent SupportSight® Seminar: Informative, Enlightening, and Visionary
The Macula Vision Research Foundation held its Philadelphia Region SupportSight® Seminar this month with an informative and impressive lineup of speakers and topics. Topics ranged from discussion of dry and wet macular degeneration, the AREDS1 and AREDS2 nutraceutical research and recommendations, and stem cell research, to low vision aids and how low vision specialists can […]
Cholesterol-lowering statins linked with development of cataracts – diabetics on statins may be even at greater risk.
Did you know that patients on statins might be more prone to cataracts? It’s been estimated that one in four adults 45 years and older now takes a cholesterol-lowering statin drug. Although the benefits of statins are well known, new evidence indicates that statin users are more than 50% likelier to develop age-related cataracts according […]
Saving Eyesight Through New Tools #2: Continuous IO Pressure Monitors – A Report from the CARES Conference @ Wills Eye Institute
How would you like to be able to monitor a glaucoma patient’s intraocular (IO) pressure every day? Although at the present time glaucoma cannot be cured, it can often be treated by controlling intraocular (IO) pressures. Controlling IO pressures can save vision. But how often can you, or do you, check your patients’ pressure? Is […]
I am always so pleased that the vision care professionals we deal with – our customers – are in the ”business” to help people. Several years ago I decided to join the amazing corps of American Red Cross volunteers that mobilize to help people here and around the world, providing relief to victims of disasters. […]