Amrit Bilkhu, OD

Amrit Bilkhu, OD

Dr. Bilkhu graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2019, and moved to California to complete a Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation residency at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. Throughout her education, Dr. Bilkhu has become skilled in helping patients with amblyopia, strabismus, binocular vision dysfunction, and visual perceptual challenges. She has a special interest in vision rehabilitation for patients with brain injury.

In addition, she is the creator and co-host of the popular optometry podcast, Four Eyes. This podcast delivers knowledge and insight into the optometry world, trying to bring Canadian and U.S. optometry together. Dr. Bilkhu interviews influential optometrists who are making a difference in the profession, and highlights articles or resources that provide value to optometrist's clinical knowledge.

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Resources
Clinical Signs Suggesting Near Point Stress and Risk of Myopic Progression
Myopia Management
Clinical Signs Suggesting Near Point Stress and Risk of Myopic Progression

Pediatric patients require early intervention to prevent myopic progression from developing into a potentially sight-threatening condition. Here are some tips on handling these cases to improve patient outcomes.

November 1, 2022
Putting a Spotlight on Syntonic Light Therapy
Clinical Guides
Putting a Spotlight on Syntonic Light Therapy

Syntonics is an excellent treatment option for a range of conditions. Learn more about phototherapy and how you can incorporate it into your practice.

April 6, 2022
5 Common Ophthalmic Manifestations in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Clinical Guides
5 Common Ophthalmic Manifestations in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Be better prepared to modify visual assessments and meet the needs of future ASD patients by gaining awareness and knowledge of autism spectrum disorder and the common visual challenges related to the condition.

November 24, 2021
Diabetic Retinopathy—Imaging and Future Telemedicine
Diabetes
Diabetic Retinopathy—Imaging and Future Telemedicine

In this course, learn how diagnostic imaging can efficiently assist eyecare providers in staging diabetic retinopathy for better management and how telemedicine screenings can increase accessibility to care and make detection of diabetic retinopathy earlier.

October 12, 2021
An Optometrist’s Refresher on Visual Field Indices
Diagnostics & Imaging
An Optometrist’s Refresher on Visual Field Indices

Visual field testing is essential for diagnosing and managing glaucoma, neurological diseases, and even some retinal diseases. Let's walk through each element of the Single Field Analysis (SFA) report!

June 3, 2021
Glaucoma Progression: Putting All the Pieces Together
Diagnostics & Imaging
Glaucoma Progression: Putting All the Pieces Together

In this course we’ll review the common structural and functional tests by which glaucomatous progression can be identified at certain stages of the disease. We will also summarize the purpose of GPA and how to interpret the report, which will guide your clinical decision making on the treatment plan.

March 25, 2021
Diabetic Retinopathy: What's Vitamin D Deficiency Got to Do With It?
Diabetes
Diabetic Retinopathy: What's Vitamin D Deficiency Got to Do With It?

There are many risk factors for diabetic retinopathy—and now, vitamin D deficiency is gaining more attention in the literature and worldwide as an additional risk factor for the disease. Here's what ODs need to know.

October 7, 2020
Diagnosis and Management of Third Nerve Palsy for ODs
Clinical Guides
Diagnosis and Management of Third Nerve Palsy for ODs

Oculomotor nerve palsies, or third nerve palsies, can be complex cases to manage due to varying etiology and clinical presentations. In this course, learn about the treatment options in order to feel more confident when managing these patients in your practice!

September 30, 2020
Prescribing for Hyperopia: Quick Tips for New Optometrists
Clinical Guides
Prescribing for Hyperopia: Quick Tips for New Optometrists

With no hard and fast rules, prescribing for hyperopia can be challenging for new ODs. Here are some tips for creating the appropriate prescriptions for these patients!

August 4, 2020
The OD's Practical Approach to Double Vision
Clinical Guides
The OD's Practical Approach to Double Vision

What steps should you take when a patient experiences monocular or binocular diplopia? Here are the case history questions and diagnostic tests that can be done in any optometric setting.

June 26, 2020