18 episodes

Ophthalmology Against The Rule (OATR) is a podcast hosted by ophthalmologists Dr Ben LaHood and Dr Nick Andrew. Discussing the simple things often overlooked and the complex things often ignored about ophthalmology. Serious talks about interesting ophthalmic issues in an easy listening podcast.

Ophthalmology Against The Rule Dr Ben LaHood and Dr Nick Andrew

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Ophthalmology Against The Rule (OATR) is a podcast hosted by ophthalmologists Dr Ben LaHood and Dr Nick Andrew. Discussing the simple things often overlooked and the complex things often ignored about ophthalmology. Serious talks about interesting ophthalmic issues in an easy listening podcast.

    Antiseptics and the Eye

    Antiseptics and the Eye

    Antiseptic preparation of the eye is an absolutely vital step of cataract surgery in order to prevent infection. This treatment must be balanced with minimising harm to the ocular surface. In true OATR style, we take a detailed look at the pros and cons of traditional iodine and more modern chlorhexidine antiseptic solutions. Getting these seemingly minor steps optimised helps to optimise outcomes for patients.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Omega-3 Supplements for Treating Dry Eye

    Omega-3 Supplements for Treating Dry Eye

    Treating dry eye disease is difficult. Trying to treat dry eye disease based on evidence can seem even harder. Omega-3 fatty acid supplements have been on a rollercoaster of popularity in treating dry eye. Evidence appeared to swing from indicating huge benefit to being similar to placebo. Your hosts, Dr Ben LaHood and Dr Nick Andrew analyse the key studies to unravel all an optometrist or ophthalmologist needs to know about Omega-3 supplements to treat dry eye patients optimally. All this, along with the OATR entertainment you know and love.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Narrow Angle Interventions

    Narrow Angle Interventions

    Oh, you thought we were finished talking about narrow angles? We were just getting warmed up! In this OATR episode, your hosts Dr Ben LaHood and Dr Nick Andrew provide practical tips on interventions for treating narrow angles. Everything from tips on laser iridotomy to IOL calculation in short eyes. Part of our motto is "the simple things often overlooked" and this is definitely one of those topics that is rarely discussed but can make a huge difference to patient happiness and outcomes.

    • 45 min
    Narrow Angles

    Narrow Angles

    OATR Season 2 is launched with everything you ever wanted to know about narrow angles. We had a lot to catch up on so if you're short on time, the main topic starts at 28 minutes! We received so many questions about narrow angles and glaucoma, cataract surgery, iridotomies and more that it was time your hosts Dr Ben LaHood and Dr Nick Andrew covered this popular topic, as always with an evidence based approach for optometrists, ophthalmologists and all eye care professionals.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Residual Astigmatism

    Residual Astigmatism

    OATR is back for 2021 and we are kicking things off in style with everyone's favourite topic - astigmatism! There are a lot of rumours, myths and arguments around the topic of residual astigmatism after cataract surgery. Some say it gives a depth of focus; that it may be functionally beneficial; or that you can't do much about it as you should not flip the axis. Well your trusty OATR hosts, Dr Ben LaHood and Dr Nick Andrew are here to consider the evidence and see whether we need to rid the world of residual astigmatism. Listen in to hear the verdict and learn some tips to improve astigmatic outcomes.

    • 51 min
    Myopia Progression - The evidence for treatment

    Myopia Progression - The evidence for treatment

    Myopia progression is a major concern in the worlds of optometry, ophthalmology and the world in general with a predicted 5 billion people being myopic by 2050. The concern is not just needing glasses, but retinal detachment, myopic macula degeneration and blindness. The evidence for how to slow down myopia progression, especially around atropine dosing has been murky. So your hosts Dr Ben LaHood and Dr Nick Andrew clear up the evidence and discuss why treatment is so important.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Wolfman Chris ,

My favorite ophthalmology podcast

Waiting for the next season!

The Hiphopthalmologist ,

Brillant content

As a fellow ophthalmology Podcaster, I understand the difficulties of providing fresh content that is interesting and clinically relevant. Ben and Nick do an outstanding job discussing topics that are important to all cataract surgeons, but are often overlooked. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and highly recommend it to all anterior segment surgeons. Bravo. -Gary Wörtz, MD

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