Dry eye is the number one reason patients visit their eye doctor.
Fort Washington, PA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Macular degeneration currently affects a staggering 1.75 million people across the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of patients at risk for debilitating blindness. In association with Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness (AMD) month this February, ReachMD, the 24/7 health education and information broadcast network, will highlight a three-part educational series on eye health. The series, titled Focus on Ocular Health, features commentary from renowned ophthalmologists on the latest research and recommendations for proper care and prevention of AMD and dry eye.
Focus on Ocular Health is timely due to the number of patients impacted by chronic eye conditions. The series aims to clarify patient care recommendations that have been published over the past decade in prominent studies such as AREDS1 and AREDS2. “Dry eye is the number one reason patients visit their eye doctor; it can be incredibly painful and can have effects on the outcome of eye surgery,” said Matt Birnholz, MD, Medical Director at ReachMD.
Focus on Ocular Health is sponsored by PRN, Physician Recommended Pharmaceuticals, and currently features three shows:
- AREDS2 Results: Translation and Incorporation into Patient Management of Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- The Use of Omega-3 in Dry-Eyes
- New Research Linking Second-Generation Omega 3s to Treatment of MGD and Dry Eye
ReachMD Broadcast Network is the first and only national radio channel for healthcare professionals that broadcasts medical education and information 24/7 across a digital platform that includes web, mobile devices, tablets and automobiles. ReachMD broadcasts are geared to help time-constrained healthcare professionals stay abreast of research, expert commentary, treatment protocols, conference coverage, and CME requirements. More than 7,000 medical podcasts are available on demand on ReachMD.com and through iTunes; on air streaming is accessible through ReachMD.com, iHeartRadio.com, and TuneIn.com; mobile app access includes ReachMD MedicalRadio App, iHeartRadio App, and TuneIn App; and automobile access is made available through enhanced auto dashboards that feature iHeartRadio and TuneIn. More information can be found at http://www.ReachMD.com.