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Know Your Retinal Breaks, Tears and Holes  6/19/2015

Learn to better recognize posterior segment damage and minimize patient risk.
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‘Doctor, I Have Mountains in My Eyes’  6/15/2015

Suspicious retinal lesions indicate idiopathic sclerochoroidal calcification.
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A Yellow Polka-Dotted Retina  6/15/2015

Can this patient’s fundus exam reveal the cause of his visual distortion?
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Calcium Supplements Associated with Increased Prevalence of AMD  6/15/2015

Taking more than 800mg of supplementary calcium a day may increase AMD risk.
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Imaging the Choroid? There's an App for That  6/15/2015

EDI-OCT technology brings this structure into focus.
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New Insights into The Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy  6/15/2015

Blocking a newly identified protein could help boost the effectiveness of anti-VEGF injections for these patients.
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The Future of Retinal Imaging  6/15/2015

Better technology improves care, but coding and reimbursement are slow to catch up.
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The Road to Retinal Wellness  6/15/2015

Optometrists can protect vision by talking about a healthy lifestyle. 
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Waiting is the Hardest Part  6/15/2015

Spots and vision loss in the right eye. What's the diagnosis?
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Medium Drusen May Indicate AMD Progression  5/15/2015

Research shows the larger the drusen, the higher the risk of progression to late AMD.
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Pick Your Poison  5/15/2015

Which medicines can complicate vision?
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Study Forecasts Future Myopia in Children  5/15/2015

One test before first grade predicts myopia by eighth grade.
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Take Charge of Diabetic Care  5/15/2015

Arm yourself with the latest advice to keep patients healthy.
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As Flexible as an Oak  4/15/2015

A pilot’s glasses do nothing for his dangerous double vision problem.
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Get Your Priorities in Order  4/15/2015

What do you address first, eye pain, elevated IOP, cataracts, vein occlusion?
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Head First Into the Exam Room  4/15/2015

Blurry vision after an auto accident. What's the diagnosis?
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Highlights of SECO 2015  4/15/2015

Continuing education and award ceremonies kept conference-goers busy.
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In the News  4/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Vision Loss With Wet AMD  4/15/2015

A new outlook on an easily misinterpreted finding.
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Eylea Outperforms Other Anti-VEGFs for Some DME Patients  3/20/2015

An NIH study documents Eylea's superiority when initial visual acuity is poor. 
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Detached Staff, Detached Retina  3/15/2015

A poorly handled phone call likely worsened this young woman’s outcome.
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Differential Diagnosis of Retinal Disease  3/15/2015

Many retinal conditions can be easily confused.
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Exam Reveals Subtle Macular Disease  3/15/2015

Seeing spots leads to a diagnosis of idiopathic juxtafoveal retinal telangiectasis.
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Gone Girl  3/15/2015

Can this patient’s fundus exam help you find the cause of her sudden loss of vision?
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Salt and Pepper Fundus?  3/15/2015

Blurry vision at near and arrhythmia and hypertension meds. Diagnosis?
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The Throwback Thursday Option  3/15/2015

Recognize when a situation calls for doctors to revert to old-model drugs.
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Look What the Cat Dragged In  2/15/2015

A young patient experiences vision problems without pain. Can you identify the cause?
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Her Vision is on the Bubble  1/15/2015

How would you approach this case?
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This Eye is Choking  1/15/2015

Vision loss and ocular pain are clues to prompt you to ask about a history of heart disease. So, what’s the diagnosis?


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Two Decades of Poor Vision  1/15/2015

After more than 20 years, is it even remotely possible to restore the visual acuity in our patient’s right eye? 


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Size Matters  12/16/2014

With the move to 27-gauge surgery, retinal specialists continue to push the limits of instrument miniaturization in the quest for safer and more precise outcomes.

 

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Is This Big Vessel a Big Problem?  12/15/2014

Our patient presented with evidence of a congenital retinal macrovessel. How significant is this finding, and how should he be managed?

 

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Technology Survey: What You Have Your Eyes On  12/15/2014

To improve their care, optometrists have OCTs, digital cameras and automated refraction systems on their wish lists right now. 

 

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Chalk it Up to Drug Use?  12/15/2014

Our 58-year-old patient presented with a chief complaint of blurred vision in both eyes. What is the correct diagnosis?
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OCT Testing Receives a ‘Nice Complement’  12/15/2014

Today, a multitude of diagnostic technologies can support glaucomatous, corneal and posterior segment findings detected via optical coherence tomography.

 

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Take a Shot at this Bull’s Eye  12/15/2014

Our patient with a history of rheumatoid arthritis reported a steady loss of vision. Was her medication to blame?
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A Little More Than a Headache  11/15/2014

A Little More Than a Headache
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Hormones and Ocular Health  11/15/2014

Thyroid eye disease is complex and confounding. This comprehensive review connects the pathophysiology to its clinical presentation.
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VEGF Trap-eye Snares DME  11/15/2014

Eylea provides a longer duration of effect for diabetic macular edema patients than other anti-VEGF options.
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You Deserve Special Treatment  11/15/2014

Our patient presented with a fairly obvious macular pathology. But, what management protocol is most appropriate for her?
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Is There 'Juvenile AMD?'  10/15/2014

A 22-year-old white male presented with a chief complaint of decreased vision, which had progressively worsened during the past two years. How would you manage the patient?
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Look What the CATT Dragged In  10/15/2014

For anti-VEGF treatment of AMD, monthly frequency and ranibizumab treatment were associated with a higher risk of geographic atrophy.
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Not What the Doctor Ordered  10/15/2014

This patient returned after uncomplicated cataract surgery with an unexpected "correction" to his glaucoma. How did this happen?
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Product Review  10/15/2014

A look at some of the latest product offerings in eye care.

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Stem Cells to Reverse AMD Damage  10/15/2014

Stem Cells to Reverse AMD Damage
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The Eye is Dotted  10/15/2014

This patient reported rapid vision loss in her left eye. We noted a lesion and white dots in the affected macula. What's the diagnosis?
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When the Retina Reveals a Blood Disorder  10/15/2014

The majority of anemias, hemoglobinopathies and hematological malignancies have retinal manifestations. Here's what you need to know when you see one.
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Is Damage Still Occurring?  9/15/2014

Can Plaquenil macular toxicity continue to progress long after the patient stops taking the drug?
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Essentials of Hypertension  9/15/2014

High blood pressure remains a major health issue worldwide, with profound-and often silent-multisystemic effects.
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Retinal Changes Predict Dementia  9/15/2014

A specific protein, TDP-43, depletes before neurodegeneration occurs.
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Significant Growth Potential?  9/15/2014

This patient presented with an unidentified lesion in her left eye. Is it likely to turn malignant?
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Treatment or Disease?  9/15/2014

In some instances, properly medicating a patient may lead to other problems.
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You Ain't Got Time to Bleed  9/15/2014

A 54-year-old female patient has vision loss and bleeding in her left eye. What is your diagnosis?
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Ask About Steroids, Not Stress  8/15/2014

If you suspect central serous, forget Type A personality. Instead, ask about steroids for arthritis, asthma, tennis elbow—even hemorrhoids.
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In The News  8/15/2014

The latest industry news.
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More Questions Than Answers  8/15/2014

This patient’s ocular history was extensive and downright perplexing. Could a cataract complication somehow affect his posterior pole?
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Techniques Detect Early Alzheimer's in the Eye  8/15/2014

Amyloid-beta, a key player in Alzheimer's, can be found during eye exams.
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Pale in Comparison  7/15/2014

This patient presented with a lifelong history of poor visual acuity in both eyes and abnormally light skin pigmentation. 
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A Two-Year Hiatus  1/15/2014

This glaucoma patient has vision loss in his left eye. What's wrong?
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Tricky Retinal Masqueraders: Unmasked!  1/15/2014

Chorioretinal conditions can mimic each other, resulting in diagnostic dilemmas.
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Diabetic Eye Disease: Lessons from a Telemedicine Reader  12/15/2013

How to put a reader's knowledge to practical use for your patients.
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A Chilling Presentation  9/15/2013

This HIV+ patient presented with markedly reduced vision in her right eye.


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MS and the Retina  9/15/2013

SD-OCT can diagnose MS and document its progression.

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Which is Better: AREDS 1 or 2?  6/16/2013

Will this study change the way you care for your patients with AMD?
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PVD Confirms the Worst  6/15/2013

This patient presented with significant blur and a posterior vitreous detachment in her right eye. What does this mean?

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Essential Elements of The Retinal Exam  6/15/2013

What should be included in the primary care optometrist’s diagnostic retinal
examination?

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Eye on Stroke Prevention  6/15/2013

Primary care optometrists can detect, and even help patients avoid, a stroke.

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14th Annual Report from ARVO  5/15/2013

From corneal transplant outcomes to the eagerly-awaited results of AREDS2.
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A Torturous Condition  5/15/2013

Decreased distance vision and a suspected diagnosis of Marfan syndrome.

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ARVO: Retina  5/15/2013

It’s an exciting time in the retina field, with some very intriguing discussions at ARVO 2013.

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A History of Bad Genes  3/15/2013

This patient was more than willing to undergo genetic testing. Find out why.

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Half Way There  2/15/2013

This patient presented with two conditions. One still requires treatment—but which treatment?
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Take Your Best Shot  1/15/2013

Our patient presented with blurred vision, floaters and poor night vision.

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A Familiar Problem?  12/17/2012

Our patient presented with transient blurry vision.

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Fungal Meningitis a Factor?  11/19/2012

This HIV+ patient recently was hospitalized for cryptococcal meningitis. Did the infection damage his eyes?
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Which is Worse?  10/15/2012

This patient presented with decreased vision O.S. and a retinal complication O.D.
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An Underlying Infection?  9/15/2012

This HIV-positive patient presented with hand motion vision O.D.

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Just a Simple Refraction?  8/15/2012

Our patient presented for an updated Rx, but we uncovered a more serious problem.

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Which Way to Go for Wet AMD?  8/15/2012

Lucentis, Avastin or Eylea—what’s the difference?

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Is This Metastasis?  7/15/2012

Did this patient's cancer spread to her eyes?

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Optometric Retina Society Newsletter aims to provide clinical updates in retinal disease for primary care optometrists. As part of this mission, the ORS organizes both annual meetings and a quarterly e-newsletter, through which the latest research and clinical findings are presented to attendees and readers.

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