AAO identifies five tests, treatments that warrant physician-patient discussion

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has identified five routine tests and treatments that ophthalmologists and patients should discuss in order to determine their necessity, according to a news release.Taking part in the Choosing Wisely campaign to reduce the frequency of unnecessary and potentially harmful practices by encouraging discussion between patients and physicians, the AAO cited concerns over performing electrocardiogram or blood glucose tests before eye surgery without just cause, routine imaging tests despite lack of symptoms or signs of significant disease, prescribing antibiotics for conjunctivitis caused by an adenovirus, unnecessary (Read more...)

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