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Oral Medications in Eye Care Treatment

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Mar 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Amanda Dexter
Dr. Amanda K. Dexter received her optometric training at Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California, where she was Class of 2010 Valedictorian. She also completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Dexter is the Manager and Program Coordinator for OptoPrep, the premiere online study resource for the NBEO Part I & II.

Dr. Walt Whitley of Virginia Eye Consultants speaks with Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee at SECO about the role of prescribing oral medications for the treatment of ocular conditions in this video.

quotes.pngWalter Whitley, OD, MBA, speaks with Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD, about oral medications with regard to eye care. It is important for physicians to understand whether to use oral versus topical medications as treatment based on the disease state. Dr. Whitley emphasizes the importance of asking patients the right questions and shares examples of resources that ODs can use to research drug recommendations and side effects. He reiterates that in order to practice at the highest level of the profession, it is important to consider different treatment options.

Dr. Dexter's Take
Dr. Whitley shares that he believes that all optometrists should be practicing to the highest level of our ability and education, which includes being comfortable with treating our patients with the best medications available for their conditions. Dr. Whitley repeatedly mentions that it is "All About the Orals!"

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