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To the Point
24 minutes | Nov 11, 2022
Ocular Surface Considerations for the Preop Period
Preparing the eye for surgery is essential. Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, welcome William Trattler, MD, for a conversation on how to optimize the ocular surface for cataract surgery. They discuss why it’s important to take charge of your surgical patients with ocular surface disease preoperatively and target their treatment in a multi-step fashion.
35 minutes | Oct 20, 2022
Staff Input on Dry Eye Management and Technician Training
Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, are joined by Dr. O’Dell’s lead technician, Heather Bollinger. Ms. Bollinger shares questions that have come up while coordinating care for patients with dry eye and imparts her insights on how to effectively train and educate technicians.
35 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
Treating Soldiers With OSD
Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, talk with Elena Carter, OD, who shares her experiences caring for active-duty military and veterans, including how she uses dehydrated amniotic membranes to treat ocular surface disease in these populations.
31 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
How to Diagnose and Treat Nocturnal Lagophthalmos
This month, Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, dedicate the episode to the fairly common, yet sometimes elusive condition, nocturnal lagophthalmos, which clinicians encounter in their patients with dry eye. They pick the brain of Douglas K. Devries, OD, who talks about how he identifies patients with the condition, testing he uses, treatment options, and potential pitfalls associated with disease management.
25 minutes | Jul 14, 2022
Always Be Mindful of Your Patients’ Ocular Surface
On this episode of To the Point, Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, talk glaucoma management and ocular surface complications with Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO. Dr. Schweitzer shares some ways to support ocular surface health in patients with glaucoma, who often experience dry eye symptoms with long-term drop usage.
30 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
The Changing Landscape of Dry Eye Disease
In this episode of To the Point, Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, are joined by Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, who shares her knowledge of novel dry eye therapies in the pipeline. Dr. Nichols also discusses what optometrists can look forward to in the next couple of years.
28 minutes | May 19, 2022
How the Autonomic Nervous System Is Connected to Dry Eye
Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, speak with Diana Driscoll, OD, about her experience with POTS disease and how it led her to discover a link between the autonomic nervous system and dry eye. Dr. Driscoll believes that dry eye is just one manifestation of a systemic issue, shares her advice on how to recognize and manage patients with autonomic conditions, and more.
31 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Making the Move to an Aesthetic Practice
Hosts Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, talk practice management strategies with guest Melanie Denton, OD, MBA, FAAO. Dr. Denton outlines the pros of earning an MBA, the steps she took in opening her practice and adding aesthetics, how to hire consultants, and general patient beauty routines.
25 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Identifying Thyroid Eye Disease
Jacob Lang, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO, joins hosts Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, to explain the potential warning signs of thyroid eye disease and the condition’s correlation with dry eye disease (DED). Dr. Lang discusses how physicians can identify the underlying symptoms of thyroid eye disease, how to differentiate those symptoms from DED, and how to appropriately manage these patients.
39 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
A Data-Driven Approach to Dry Eye Treatment
Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, and Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, welcome Crystal M. Brimer, OD, FAAO—a dry eye specialist based out of Wilmington, NC, and the founder of The Dry Eye Institute. Dr. Brimer shares her process in developing the Oculus Crystal Tear Report and how it became the foundation for The Dry Eye Institute, how she maximizes referrals to her practice, and more.
18 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Reviewing Practice Growth Methods From 2021
In 2022’s first episode of To The Point, Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, look back at some of the technologies, investments, and practice growth strategies they implemented in the last year. How have these developments improved patient relations and refined how each physician treats dry eye and other ocular surface diseases?
23 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
A Nasal Spray for Natural Tear Production
Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, and Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, welcome Tom Kislan, OD, to discuss Tyrvaya (Oyster Point Pharma)—an FDA-approved nasal spray for dry eye treatment. Together, they discuss the link between neural stimulation and basal tear production, patient selection for Tyrvaya, patient education on product use within the clinic, and more.
40 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
High-Tech Treatments for Ocular Surface Disease
In this episode of To the Point, Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, are joined by Kambiz Silani, OD, Chief Clinical Director of Beverly Hills Optometry and founder of its Advanced Dry Eye Center. Dr. Silani elaborates on how his high-tech practice utilizes office-based devices to properly diagnose and treat patients with ocular surface disease. He also discusses his path to dry eye, his use of social media to grow his practice, and more.
30 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Reexamining the Patient Experience in Optometry
Leslie O'Dell, OD, FAAO, and Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, are joined by Adam Ramsey, OD, co-founder of Black Eyecare Perspective and owner of Socialite Vision in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In this episode, Dr. Ramsey discusses his model of concierge medicine and how personalized eye care enhances his patients’ experiences. He then dives into his work with Black Eyecare Perspective, describing how the organization is working to increase Black representation in optometry and at board level with companies in the field.
27 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Ocular Health-Based Cosmetics
Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, are joined by Amy Gallant Sullivan, executive director and co-creator of the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) and founder of Eyes Are The Story—a wellness-meets-beauty brand focused on eye health. In this episode, Ms. Gallant Sullivan discusses the origins of TFOS and the organization’s goal with dry eye education and beyond, and touches on Eyes Are The Story’s line of cosmetics aimed at promoting ocular health.
32 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
The Intersection of Aesthetics and Ocular Health
Janelle L. Davison, OD, joins To The Point to discuss her groundbreaking businesses, which include her Dry Eye Spa and Brilliant Eyes Vision Center, and the intersection of aesthetics and ocular health. Dr. Davison breaks down her foray into dry eye treatment, the benefits of combining self care with eye care in her spa, and more.
32 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Take a Deep Dive Into Dry Eye Disease
In this episode of To the Point, Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, welcome Arthur Epstein, OD, FAAO, for an in-depth discussion about dry eye disease (DED). Dr. Epstein is the cofounder of Phoenix Eye Care, heads its Dry Eye/OSD Center, and serves as its director of clinical research. Dr. Epstein shares insight into his clinical research of DED, his methods for clinical therapy, and how to manage noncompliant patients.
26 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Incorporating Oxervate Into Your Practice
In this episode of To the Point, Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, welcome Lauren McLoughlin, OD, to discuss the best methods for incorporating Oxervate (cenegermin-bkbj ophthalmic solution 0.002%, Dompé) into your practice to treat dry eye disease. Dr. McLoughlin provides insight into her process for treating patients with Oxervate, how she tests for corneal sensitivity, and the importance of treating neurotrophic keratitis in patients with dry eye.
26 minutes | May 21, 2021
The Appeal of Aesthetic Optometry
In this episode of To The Point, hosts Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, and Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, welcome Carly Rose, OD, FAAO, to discuss her usage of radiofrequency as a treatment option within her practice. Together, they discuss the appeal of aesthetic treatment and IPL, Dr. Rose’s popular social media presence, and how she pivoted her office to specialize in dry eye treatment.
31 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Hear How One Practice Creates and Uses PRP to Treat Patients With Dry Eye
With dry eye cases on the rise in the past five years, optometrists are looking for new effective treatment options. In this episode of To the Point, Leslie and Jackie are joined by Mahnia Madan, OD, FAAO, to discuss her experience treating dry eye disease with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) at her practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. They discuss how Dr. Madan’s practice creates their PRP eye drops, review case studies regarding PRP to treat dry eye, and much more.
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