The most common prescription medications pose risks to your patients’ ocular health. Spot them on the chart so you can be prepared to rein in their possible side effects.
While patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding make challenging cases for many optometrists, new guidelines may make things easier.
Identify the cause of your patients’ achy eyes and get familiar with meds that provide relief.
Most optometrists will see patients who take psychoactive drugs. Know the potential ocular side effects and how to manage these patients.
Programmable electronic glasses help improve vision in children with amblyopia.
This common pediatric condition can be managed successfully with timely intervention.
Don’t be so quick to discount so-called “natural” therapies.
A little pharmacology expertise can go a long way in treating kids using oral
In the case of a bacterial corneal ulcer, what oral action—if any—should be taken?
Sports can be all fun and games until someone winds up with ocular trauma.
Should a pregnant graft patient be taken off steroids?
When the diagnosis was acute left INO, age of onset made emergent neuroimaging a priority.
It may be tempting to go with your first diagnosis, but a closer look can reveal multiple pathologies.
Passive viewing of dichoptic movies may be a valid therapeutic modality for amblyopia.
The patient reported no ocular or visual complaints and had an unremarkable ocular history, but his eyes are yellow. What's the diagnosis?
Can the physiological blind spot shrink through training?
A seemingly simple diagnosis may overshadow common independent comorbidities.
When conventional therapies are insufficient, it may be time to turn to compounding pharmacies.
What’s causing this patient’s ptosis and diplopia? It’s time to think systemic.
Are exciting new glaucoma therapies coming soon to a pharmacy near you?
Is there a preferred topical antibiotic to use with a bandage contact lens?
Researchers better understand how the pathways in the brain recover with gene therapy.
Post-herpetic neuralgia is a painful—but preventable—condition.
How will surgery impact how optometrists monitor and treat?
Are you specifically looking for meibomian gland dysfunction? You should be, and here’s why.
How to recognize and manage this potentially devastating condition.
Whether you agree or disagree with the claims, make sure you know the science.
A recently implanted collamer lens is causing a patient’s eye pain. How can the optometrist address it?
Addressing these issues could make the difference between 20/happy and 20/unhappy.
Does an Acanthamoeba
infection mean the end for a successful LASIK procedure?
Red, itchy, eyes for three months and Pataday. What's your diagnosis?
Optometry may be on the brink of discovering new treatments for chronic angle closure glaucoma.
Learn to better recognize posterior segment damage and minimize patient risk.
Suspicious retinal lesions indicate idiopathic sclerochoroidal calcification.
ODs respond to recent articles and columns. See what they have to say.
Diplopia, headaches and blurry near vision made homework a chore for this young man.
Can this patient’s fundus exam reveal the cause of his visual distortion?
Knowing the possible reasons behind the resurgence of this common corneal disease is half the battle.
Patients with emergency presentations may not recognize the signs of Horner’s syndrome, but you can, using these clinical pearls.
With our annual disease guide, Drs. Sowka, Kabat and Gurwood take center stage.
You can still keep up on the latest up-and-coming drugs.
Spots and vision loss in the right eye. What's the diagnosis?
Some issues, both ocular and systemic, have a greater impact on women than men.
In the case of filamentary keratitis, should one eye drop be used over the other?
When a patient gets an allergic reaction to glaucoma drops, it’s time to BAK off.
Why you should customize treatment to the specific form of anterior blepharitis.
Help patient's understand what comes after the discovery of a pituitary tumor.
Want to express meibomian glands like a pro? Here’s a step-by-step tutorial.
VEP helped solve the mystery of a patient’s optic nerve pallor.
Which medicines can complicate vision?
When you see follicular conjunctivitis, think adenovirus.
Arm yourself with the latest advice to keep patients healthy.
Tonometry tips to help you develop a trusty technique.
Decreased vision at near and a lump in her neck. What's the diagnosis?
Researchers link visual field results and risk of falls in glaucoma patients.
Here’s 10 medications in the pipeline.
What do you do when symptoms and objective testing don’t agree?
A routine slit lamp exam may reveal telltale findings of health concerns elsewhere in the body.
A new study says azithromycin better improves signs and symptoms—at a lower price.
Today’s optometrists face difficult Rx decisions.
Blurry vision after an auto accident. What's the diagnosis?
Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
If ASP doesn’t do the job, here’s a more aggressive option.
This condition can affect more than just the eyelids.
Can this old-school measure hold its own in a more sophisticated era?
From the Snellen chart to the surgical suite, and everywhere in between.
Reestablishing a pH balance is key to controlling ocular damage from chemical burns.
Eyelid exams can be critical to keeping your patients healthy.
A slow-release delivery system improves treatment for CNV in mouse eyes.
Seeing spots leads to a diagnosis of idiopathic juxtafoveal retinal telangiectasis.
Can this patient’s fundus exam help you find the cause of her sudden loss of vision?
Steps to perform lacrimal dilation and irrigation.
Off-label uses present us with dilemmas to navigate on a daily basis.
Recognize when a situation calls for doctors to revert to old-model drugs.
Don't mistake this complex condition for a more typical ocular surface disorder.
Copious eye washing is the necessary first step in combating chemical splashes.
The new squalamine looks to improve outcomes, potentially expanding the OD's role.