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In Part 2 of her three-part series on cosmetic dangers, Tracy Schroeder-Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO, focuses on the dangers found in cosmetics—particularly cosmetics banned by the FDA and those that may exacerbate ocular surface disease.
A phase two study of adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis shows that once-daily oral Janus kinase (JAK) 1 and 2 inhibitor baricitinib relieved itch and improved sleep, a study shows.
It is not realistic for patients to be prepared to respond when they are given news of a disease or disorder. Many times, patients are caught off guard at the mention of disease and assume a blank stare. What questions are they supposed to ask? Will Smith, OD, anticipates these questions and provides staff with information to keep patients informed.
The risk of death for adults with psoriasis that impacts more than 10 percent of body surface area is about 1.8 times greater than adults without psoriasis, according to a new study.
Moderate-to-severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients are more likely than people without these conditions to have cardiovascular and mental comorbidities, as well as higher healthcare utilization and medical costs, primarily from pharmacy-related expenses, according to a recent retrospective study of U.S. Department of Defense patients.
Addressing the physician shortage through early mentoringChangeMaker Ira Rubin, MD, and his son, Zachary, discuss the value of reaching out to young people interested in medicine to make today’s students tomorrow’s physicians.
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Third-year student Shelby May gives her three tips to improve doctor-driven dispensing skills as a student. She explains how ODs can differentiate themselves from their online competitors.
Top DPC mistakes physicians can learn from Brian Forrest, MDIn this podcast, Dr. Forrest highlights the failures he has experienced over the years since starting a DPC practice, and explains how other physicians can learn from his mistakes.
U.S. gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez speaks exclusively with Optometry Times and discusses how daily disposable contact lenses helped to improve her vision when competing.