Saturday, July 29, 2006

nonsurgical treatment for entropion

This patient was leaving to clinic when I stopped him and his wife to see what was the reason for the tape on his face. His wife told me that his "eyelid turned in and the doctors wanted to do surgery but he did not want surgery".

She has been applying the tape treatment for 5 years with good results.

I have never seen this simple technique used for entropion and think it deserves publication. Check out e-med. Posted by Picasa

posted by joe @ 7/29/2006 12:20:00 PM   2 comments

Saturday, July 22, 2006


Blogmaster, look at this on the net. Even though the presentation may not be the same, the hyperpigmented lesions and various shapes could fit the picture you showed me. Fixed drug eruption comes to mind also but I think of those being darker and the need for repeat drug ingestion complicate this dx.
Anyway read about the phytophotodermatitis--it is interesting and I like the way it sounds.

posted by joe @ 7/22/2006 09:38:00 AM   3 comments

Friday, July 14, 2006

Flash, study old in-training exams, test questions frome the ABFM, and then the core(these questions are usually harder than the exam).

As to the smell in the office, someone left something brown and mushy in paper sack in a corner of the office over the last weekend. It smelled terrible, but it countered the pine tree smell and things were even until 2 days ago--then the paper sack got real ripe and I had to run out and get 3 more pine trees. Today I HAD to get rid of the paper sack.
Things will probably be back to normal by Christmas.

posted by joe @ 7/14/2006 10:00:00 PM   0 comments

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The post-residency blahs

Hey all. Been a while since last post. Just checking up on the CC to see what's going on. Glad to know that things are still in fine form since my last check-in. I'm having a little lull time before I start my real job. I have the FP boards coming up at the end of the month. Any ideas on study material? I have saved some of the core review questions, and thought I might pour over some of those. I don't plan on putting too much time in this, so I would like some good practice questions. I think they have practice questions on the ABFM website. I recently have had a dental procedure and am on a short course of steroids, so I could use some helpful material to study when I'm up at 3AM. Hope everything is well at the AWHEC.

P.S. (directed at Joe) Does the office still smell as sweet as it did when I left?

Flash, the ever-so-bored, about to ship the kids off to the grandparents, starting his real job 8/1 (halleluia), former AWHEC resident

posted by Flash @ 7/13/2006 01:23:00 PM   1 comments

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Man loses eye(almost) in bottle rocket accident

Our friend suffered this injury CLOSE to his eye, the rocket attacked him from behind. His glasses might have protected him from a frontal assault, but the point is bottle rockets are dangerous. Ophthalmologists accross the U.S. try to outlaw them each year, but usually to no avail. Posted by Picasa

posted by joe @ 7/09/2006 09:01:00 AM   2 comments

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