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Testing Patients for Dry Eye Disease

Testing Patients for Dry Eye Disease

Grow your practice to Include testing and treatment protocol for dry eye It’s a fact. More and more doctors are testing their patients for evidence of dry eye. Not surprising. With the incidence of this chronic disease on the rise, early treatment is important. Eye care professionals should develop a testing and treatment protocol to uncover dry eye symptoms early and slow progression of the disease. How does your practice handle reports of dry eye symptoms? Are you testing every patients for early signs of the disease? What solutions do you offer in your practice to provide patients immediate and...

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Involve Patients in Their Care

Involve Patients in Their Care

Doctor-patient treatment partnerships enhance treatment results Dedicated eye care professionals know that every patient is different. Each patient experiences a unique combination of symptoms that require a specialized treatment approach. New research shows patients that are more involved in their own care experience better outcomes than patients that are less involved in their treatment. Creating a doctor-patient treatment partnership will help you increase patient compliance and improve outcomes at your practice. A “Stackable” Treatment Approach Dr. Matossian in the March issue of Ophthalmology Management explains how we can discuss issues like ocular surface disease and dry eye disease with our...

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Provide In-Office Eye Care Solutions

Provide In-Office Eye Care Solutions

Offer clients instant, affordable relief with Bruder eye care products You just diagnosed a patient with dry eye disease, a chronic disease that requires a lifetime of treatment.. They are probably experiencing a mixture of shock and relief as they process the diagnosis. Finally, something to blame for their chronic dry, itchy, tired eyes! This is crucial moment for you, the healthcare practitioner, to help patients understand the nature of dry eye disease, the wide spectrum of treatment options available, and to establish the doctor-patient treatment partnership. Educating and empowering your clients with in-office eye care solutions will improve treatment...

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Comparing the Benefits of Different Treatment Solutions for Patients

Comparing the Benefits of Different Treatment Solutions for Patients

Patti Barkey Addresses Doctors Treating Dry Eye “Dry eye patients walk through the doors of ophthalmology practices every single day. In recent years, we’ve been blessed with many new technologies that help us provide quality care for dry eye. On one hand, that’s fantastic; on the other hand, it means the practice must figure out how to put it all together and make it work to help patients,” writes Patti Barkey for Ophthalmology Management. Present Options and Benefits According to Barkey, “Patients will pay for what they want and what they believe is helpful to them. Therefore, it’s not our...

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Improving Surgical Outcomes

Improving Surgical Outcomes

Improve Surgical Outcomes by Preparing the Ocular Surface Before the Procedure. Surgical outcomes seem so directly correlated to the actual surgical procedure that it’s easy to neglect the importance of pre-op procedures. Many well- respected ophthalmic professionals have suggested that, what we encourage patients to do prior to their procedure has an incredibly profound effect on the surgical outcomes. By helping patients increase the health of the ocular surface prior to their operation, surgical outcomes will improve and there will be a decrease in complaints of dry eye symptoms after surgery. The Importance of Ocular Health Prior to Surgery This...

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