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The Gang’s (Not) All Here

Glaucomatous optic neuropathy is a disease we all encounter in our daily practices, with an estimated 64 million people affected.1-3 As one of the leading causes of vision loss worldwide, early detection is vital in establishing a treatment plan to reduce the risk of progression. Damage from glaucoma can be traced back to one essential retinal neuron: the ganglion cell.1-6

 
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Put It On Ice

My 56-year-old patient presented with a “droopy” eyelid and double vision that could only be relieved by squinting. How should I proceed with my differential?

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Whatever Floats Your Goat

You would think I’ve seen and heard just about everything that could possibly come along. But, I never really spent time in my office with a goat. Until this week. So, no matter what weird stuff is going on in your practice, something weirder will appear.
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Finding the Balance

The balance of ocular health and convenience has tipped in a troublesome direction. While providing convenience is important, especially today, but balance is necessary. The most recent FTC ruling appears to have tipped that balance in a direction where the ramifications on ocular and systemic health are serious. 

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Abort, Retry, Fail?

Our annual technology issue comes at a time when the tools and techniques of eye care are being rethought—sometimes radically—out of sheer necessity. Even before the pandemic, meeting the needs of an aging population was already an uphill climb. We’ve all seen projections of ever-increasing rates of AMD, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. But a two-month shutdown of practices and a drastic reduction in capacity due to safety measures has upped the stakes.

 
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September 15, 2020

Features

Can We Pre-empt Damage from Retinal Detachment?

Learn to spot the warning signs and how to counsel at-risk patients to act quickly before their condition worsens.

Corneal Dystrophies Front to Back

This stepwise approach can help you diagnose and manage these conditions.

Glaucoma: How to Build a Better Baseline

With these tips, tricks and tests in mind, you’ll be providing more comprehensive patient care in no time

Is OCT-A Right For My Practice?

This new imaging device may be a part of your diagnostic toolkit in the near future. Here’s why.

The Many Uses of Orbital Ultrasonography

This tried-and-true tool can help you evaluate far more than axial length. Here’s what else it can do.

Tighten Your Testing Protocols to Pass an Audit

Be scrupulous in your choices and make sure you document what’s medically necessary.

The Larry Alexander Resident Case Report Contest: A Rare Case of Nevus of Ota

This Caucasian patient with primary choroidal melanoma presented with a surprising underlying diagnosis.

Departments

Abort, Retry, Fail?

Telehealth isn’t exactly a rousing success yet in optometry. Will it ever be?

Check for Elevation

Imaging technology can help determine whether a lesion is benign or malignant.

Dry Eye: The Nose Knows

Neurostimulation is becoming a viable treatment option for patients who have exhausted their options.

Finding the Balance

When it comes to contact lenses, prizing convenience over health is a recipe for disaster.

It Might Be a Giant

Recognizing these signs and symptoms immediately is critical to getting your patients the help they need.

More Than Meets The Eye

Even though there are no upfront contraindications, proceed with caution when transplanting from tissues with pseudoexfoliation syndrome.

Put It On Ice

Single out a myasthenia gravis diagnosis with this quick and easy test.

The Gang’s (Not) All Here

RGC death is the hallmark of glaucomatous damage—and it can now be captured with OCT.

Whatever Floats Your Goat

I’ve seen a lot in 41 years of practice. This week, I added one more to my misadventures in optometry.

A Tough Break

A physical altercation left this patient with internal injuries requiring urgent attention.

E-Newsletters

Practice Pearls

Expert clinician Paul Karpecki, OD, provides practical insights and management strategies for a wide array of ocular conditions.

OCCRS E-Newsletter

A quarterly e-newsletter by Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS) covering the latest information on cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, comanagement and leading technologies.

Optometric Retina Society E-Newsletter

Keep up to date on the latest research and clinical findings in retinal disease care with this quarterly publication from the ORS.

Optometric Physician E-Journal

A weekly e-journal edited by Art Epstein, OD, featuring incisive commentary, timely research summaries and late-breaking news.

Continuing Education

September 2020 • 2.00 Credits

Corneal Dystrophies Front to Back

July 2020 • 2.00 Credits

A Practical Approach to Angle-closure

Additional Publications

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

September/October 2020

Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - June 2020