Season 1

Must Have Machines

What machines do you love in your practice, which ones do you want and which ones do you loathe? Those are the questions in this episode along with a quick review of what was happening at Optometry’s Meeting this year in Denver.

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What Would You Do?

Jimmy and Roya give their thoughts on dealing with bad patient reviews and some unique patient situations. They also talk about amniotic membranes, rosacea and patient mental health.

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Topical/Oral Azithromycin vs. Doxycycline Outcomes

  • Topical Azithromycin and Oral Doxycycline Therapy of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: A Comparative Clinical and Spectroscopic Pilot Study, Cornea. 2013 Jan; 32(1): 44-53. Website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4138220/
  • Oral azithromycin versus doxycycline in meibomian gland dysfunction: a randomised double-masked open-label clinical trial. Br Jour Ophthal. 2015;99:199-204. Website: https://bjo.bmj.com/content/99/2/199.citation-tools

DREAM Study:

  • n−3 Fatty Acid Supplementation for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease. N Engl J Med 2018; 378:1681-1690. Website: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1709691

Find a Therapist:

  • This tool allows you to find a therapist for patient based on insurance, therapist specialty and location. www.Psychologytoday.com

Review Facts:

  • Physician Rating Websites: A Trend Worth Watching?: Insight MG. Website: https://insightmg.com/physician-rating-websites-a-trend-worth-watching/
    Does Yelp Matter? http://snugdata.com/does-yelp-matter/
    How Yelping Doctors Is Improving Americans’ Health Care: http://fortune.com/2017/04/23/health-care-yelp-zocdoc-healthgrades-doctor-reviews/

Nice To Meet You

In this episode our hosts, James Deom OD and Roya Habibi OD, introduce themselves, talk about their backgrounds and where they’ll be heading with this podcast series. You’ll also hear some funny anecdotes about bad breath and optometric naysayers.

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