Larry Alexander, OD FAAO (1947 - 2016)

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My heart is broken hearing of Larry's passing. Anyone who knew Larry was a better person for it. Last week Larry asked me to remove EyeLessons in its entirety so I reluctantly took it down. He also told me I could do with it whatever I want with it, so I'm putting it back up so others can enjoy Larry's style of education for a little longer.  EyeLessons was a labor of love, and I was constantly amazed at the content output by one of Optometry's leading educators.

Larry, I will miss you. It was an honor working with you and calling you a friend.

-Adam Parker, OD
(the guy behind the scenes of EyeLessons)

posted April 18, 2016

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Optic Nerve Glaucoma or Not?

Optic Nerve Glaucoma or Not?

54 yo

  - routine eye evaluation

  - knows doctors were concerned about her eyes years ago and had ordered ct and      mri all of which were “normal”

  - best corrected va od 20/20 os 20/20

  - cct 533, 537

  - iop 17 well defined inferior vf defects

Children’s Books by an Amazing Optometrist

Children’s Books by an Amazing Optometrist

I continue to take great pride in our optometric sisters and brothers who author books and articles. Writing is a gift and represents seriously hard work. I want to herein highlight the efforts of Erin Searfoss, OD (Erin Hartung). Erin has a series of children’s books that are just delightful. The message and the illustrations are elegant. Again, I have to say that neither me (Larry Alexander) nor eyelessons.com receive any promotional support nor a share of sales in Erin’s books. I just want to point to the remarkable efforts of this optometrist. You should read Erin’s story in Women in Optometry September 2013 on page 15. http://bt.e-ditionsbyfry.com/publication/?i=175682

 

Monday, 16 December 2013 Written by Larry J Alexander OD FAAO Posted in Philosophy/Editorials

The Positive Effects of Wide Field Imaging

Does Anything Happen Outside the Posterior Pole?

The Positive Effects of Wide Field Imaging
The peripheral retina looms as uncharted territory in many eye care practices. Even with effective dilation protocol and examination with binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, the patient’s cooperation becomes a limiting factor in the discovery of a number of potentially sight-threatening issues. This report summarizes the positive “hit rate” of employing wide-field imaging in a private, two-doctor practice in Tyler Texas over a period of June 2013 to November 2013. Wednesday, 04 December 2013 Written by Dr. Ronald Smith – Optometrist, Dr. J Mark Hooton - Optometrist Posted in Philosophy/Editorials

Things that Go Bump in the OCT Evaluation

Things that Go Bump in the OCT Evaluation
When an OCT B-Scan shows an elevation…a bump if you will…what considerations should you have? First and foremost decide the anatomical location of the bump. Is it in front of or behind the retinal pigment epithelium? An elevation of the retinal pigment epithelium is at almost ninety(90) degrees while a neurosensory elevation is typically very shallow. Is the bump in the outer retinal layer? Once that determination is made the differential diagnosis is facilitated.

The Philosophy of Eating Properly to Maintain Health

The Philosophy of Eating Properly to Maintain Health

Eyelessons.com continues to be a sponsor-free website for educational purposes. However, all readers should realize that behavior is critical to maintenance of overall and ocular health and doctors should be sensitizing patients to the issue. With that being said, I want to highlight a new publication by an eye doctor that speaks to a healthy life style and provides some doggone good recipes at the same time. I have tried a few and can recommend the book highly.

Neither eyelessons.com nor Larry Alexander, OD is receiving any compensation for this recommendation.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 Written by Larry J Alexander OD FAAO Posted in Philosophy/Editorials

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