Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO
Dr. Casella, a 2007 graduate of University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, practices in Augusta, GA, with his father in his grandfather's practice.
Big pharma helps homeless patient
Chief Optometric Editor Ben Casella refuses to turn patients away if they cannot pay. He reminds himself—and all ODs—that the burden of care can be shared instead of carried alone.
Diet change may affect glaucoma risk
Factors such as age, family history, and race are not modifiable. One OD examines how a change in dietary habits may be beneficial in treating those suffering from glaucoma.
Stop, say hello, and shake my hand
Chief Optometric Editor Ben Casella wants your feedback! Read his latest editorial about interacting with people like you at industry meetings.
3 points to consider when prescribing narcotics
3 points to consider when prescribing narcotics
Prescribing narcotics and opioids has come under scrutiny of late as the opioid epidemic continues to grow. Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, gives his three key points to consider before handing over that prescription to your patient.
Involve patients in monitoring IOP
Involve patients in monitoring IOP
Monitoring and measuring a glaucoma patient's intraocular pressure can be challenging with patients' busy schedules. Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, gives his reasons why home tonometry can help drive a treatment partnership between doctor and patient.
3 things I learned about narcotics
Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, and chief optometric editor of Optometry Times, discusses three things on narcotic prescribing and drug diversion.
Casella’s corner: Handling sudden eye dilation
Casella’s corner: Handling sudden eye dilation
Sudden eye dilation can cause a patient to panic and send him straight to your practice. In the first edition of Casella’s Corner, Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ben P. Casella, OD, FAAO, discusses a particular patient case that began with a surprising beginning.
Learning how to manage scared noncompliant patients
Patients can enter your practice with a variety of fears regarding their vision problems. Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, and chief optometric editor of Optometry Times, explains the importance of quelling patients' fears and making them comfortable during their exam.
How MIGS are changing glaucoma treatment
Evolving procedures continue to change the landscape of glaucoma treatments. Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, explores how the use of minimally (or micro-) invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) techniques can increase positive outcomes when treating glaucoma patients.
Dental and Optometric Care Access Act gains traction
As the DOC Care Access Act, which has the backing of the American Optometric Association and the American Dental Association, continues to gain traction, the conversation will likely become more vocal on all sides.
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