The MOD Pod is a podcast by the new medical trade publication Modern Optometry.
[Genetics and Eyecare Today] How CXL and Genetic Testing Fit Into the Keratoconus Game Plan
The season finale of The MOD Pod’s mini series Genetics and Eyecare Today features Nicole Fram, MD, and Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA. Dr. Fram explains what corneal collagen crosslinking is and shares her protocol for administering the therapy. She also describes the typical situation in which she uses genetic testing using AvaGen™, The Genetic Eye Test (Avellino). Dr. Barnett speaks to the importance of evaluating the family members of patients with keratoconus and explains why she uses genetic testing to screen patients in her practice.
Nicole Fram, MD, and Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA
Vision Screening • A Not-So-Clear-Cut Case
In this month's episode, Lori Latowski Grover, OD, PhD, explains why comprehensive eye examinations remain the best approach to improving population health (1:21). Brandon Runyon, OD, FAAO, shares a patient case with a twist that taught him that sometimes obvious findings lead you down the wrong diagnostic path (14:27).
Vitreous Opacities: How ODs and MDs Can Collaborate
How can retina surgeons work with optometrists to create a framework that best manages the cases of patients with vitreous opacities? To answer this question, John Kitchens, MD, turns to Tarek Hassan, MD, and Walt Whitley, OD, MBA. The panel discusses how collaboration can transition patients smoothly to surgical consultation, the anatomy of a referral, and if some patients are better suited for surgery than others.
Patient Guidance • Preoperative Mgmt of OSD • A New Tool for Glaucoma
Rebecca Miller, OD, shares her approach to being her patients' trusted source for answers about refractive surgery (00:52). Also, Thomas Chester, OD, FAAO, offers strategies for the successful preoperative management of ocular surface disease in order to avoid surprises after cataract or refractive surgery (6:40). And Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, discusses a new glaucoma management tool that measures what eye care providers strive to improve: outflow (16:14).
[Genetics and Eyecare Today] Genetic Testing Builds Confidence
In this special edition episode of The MOD Pod’s mini series Genetics and Eyecare Today, three well-known eye care practitioners discuss patient cases that involve the use of genetic testing with AvaGen™, The Genetic Eye Test (Avellino), and weigh in on how this information factors into decisions about each patient's course of treatment.
Lyme-Related Infection • Business Tech • Evaluating Tech Investments • Longevity Biotechnology
This episode of The MOD Pod starts off with an article by Ayra Sayyed, OD, which she co-authored with William Padula, OD, SFNAP, FAAO, FNORA, on screening for biomarkers of lyme-related infection (00:57). Jessilin Quint, OD, MBA, MS, FAAO, follows up with her piece on next-level business technologies (16:43), which is complemented by an article on why it's important to stay at the forefront of eye care technology by Aaron Lech, OD, FAAO (24:31). To end the episode, Lindsay Ciocco, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO, and Benjamin Wu, OD, take turns reading their article on the emergence of longevity biotechnology in eye care (34:52).
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