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Drug of Choice  8/15/2015

Is there a preferred topical antibiotic to use with a bandage contact lens?
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Gene Therapy Helps Visual Processing  8/15/2015

Researchers better understand how the pathways in the brain recover with gene therapy.
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The Lasting Legacy of Herpes Zoster  8/15/2015

Post-herpetic neuralgia is a painful—but preventable—condition.
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An OD’s Guide to Glaucoma Surgery  7/15/2015

How will surgery impact how optometrists monitor and treat?
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Finding MGD in DED  7/15/2015

Are you specifically looking for meibomian gland dysfunction? You should be, and here’s why.
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Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis: A Not-So-Benign Disease?  7/15/2015

How to recognize and manage this potentially devastating condition. 
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Omega-3s: What They Can Do for You  7/15/2015

Whether you agree or disagree with the claims, make sure you know the science.
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Opening the Vault  7/15/2015

A recently implanted collamer lens is causing a patient’s eye pain. How can the optometrist address it?
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Postoperative String of Pearls  7/15/2015

Addressing these issues could make the difference between 20/happy and 20/unhappy.
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Scars: Not All Doom and Gloom  7/15/2015

Does an Acanthamoeba infection mean the end for a successful LASIK procedure?
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Season of the Itch  7/15/2015

Red, itchy, eyes for three months and Pataday. What's your diagnosis?
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The EAGLE Has (Not Yet) Landed  7/15/2015

Optometry may be on the brink of discovering new treatments for chronic angle closure glaucoma.
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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 Good Catch, Myopia and Traumatic Cataracts  6/15/2015

ODs respond to recent articles and columns. See what they have to say.
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A Prism Disaster  6/15/2015

Diplopia, headaches and blurry near vision made homework a chore for this young man.
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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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Battle of the Bands  6/15/2015

Knowing the possible reasons behind the resurgence of this common corneal disease is half the battle.
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Doin’ the Dilation Lag  6/15/2015

Patients with emergency presentations may not recognize the signs of Horner’s syndrome, but you can, using these clinical pearls.
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Optometry’s Power Trio  6/15/2015

With our annual disease guide, Drs. Sowka, Kabat and Gurwood take center stage.
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Undercover Ophthalmic Agents  6/15/2015

You can still keep up on the latest up-and-coming drugs.
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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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Recognize Distinctions in Women’s Eye Health  5/22/2015

Some issues, both ocular and systemic, have a greater impact on women than men. 


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Blood, Tears and Albumin  5/15/2015

In the case of filamentary keratitis, should one eye drop be used over the other?


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Eye Acts Up as IOP Goes Down  5/15/2015

When a patient gets an allergic reaction to glaucoma drops, it’s time to BAK off.
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Getting a Grip on Blepharitis  5/15/2015

Why you should customize treatment to the specific form of anterior blepharitis.
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Give Patients a Recovery Roadmap  5/15/2015

Help patient's understand what comes after the discovery of a pituitary tumor.
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How to Impress (and Express) Your Patients  5/15/2015

Want to express meibomian glands like a pro? Here’s a step-by-step tutorial.
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Optic Pallor Prompts VEP Test  5/15/2015

VEP helped solve the mystery of a patient’s optic nerve pallor.
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Pick Your Poison  5/15/2015

Which medicines can complicate vision?
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Red Eye Gone (Adeno) Viral  5/15/2015

When you see follicular conjunctivitis, think adenovirus.
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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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The Do's and Don'ts of Measuring IOP  5/15/2015

Tonometry tips to help you develop a trusty technique.
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The Loitering Lump  5/15/2015

Decreased vision at near and a lump in her neck. What's the diagnosis?
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Virtual Reality Used to Identify Risk of Falls Due to Glaucoma  5/15/2015

Researchers link visual field results and risk of falls in glaucoma patients.
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Whet Your Appetite for New Dry Eye Drugs  5/15/2015

Here’s 10 medications in the pipeline.
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Who’s Right: The Patient or the Test?  5/15/2015

What do you do when symptoms and objective testing don’t agree?
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Corneal Harbingers of Systemic Disease  4/24/2015

A routine slit lamp exam may reveal telltale findings of health concerns elsewhere in the body. 
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Azithromycin Better Than Doxy for MGD  4/15/2015

A new study says azithromycin better improves signs and symptoms—at a lower price.
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Beat These Modern Day Prescribing Challenges  4/15/2015

Today’s optometrists face difficult Rx decisions.
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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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In the News  4/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Perform ASP and DBD for Stubborn RCE  4/15/2015

If ASP doesn’t do the job, here’s a more aggressive option.
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Seeing Red: How Ocular Rosacea Impacts the Cornea  4/15/2015

This condition can affect more than just the eyelids. 
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Wearable Therapy for Dry Eye  4/15/2015

Can this old-school measure hold its own in a more sophisticated era?
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All in a Day’s Work  3/15/2015

From the Snellen chart to the surgical suite, and everywhere in between.
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Checks and Balances  3/15/2015

Reestablishing a pH balance is key to controlling ocular damage from chemical burns.
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Don't Overlook the Eyelids  3/15/2015

Eyelid exams can be critical to keeping your patients healthy. 
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Drug-Delivering Nanowafer Shows Better Efficacy Than Topical Drops  3/15/2015

A slow-release delivery system improves treatment for CNV in mouse eyes.
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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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How to Make Your Patients Stop Crying  3/15/2015

Steps to perform lacrimal dilation and irrigation.
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Off-Label Use is Off Target?  3/15/2015

Off-label uses present us with dilemmas to navigate on a daily basis.
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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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Fighting Filamentary Keratitis  2/15/2015

Don't mistake this complex condition for a more typical ocular surface disorder.
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Quickly Douse Chemical Burns  2/15/2015

Copious eye washing is the necessary first step in combating chemical splashes.
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Topical AMD Therapy: Will it Make a Splash?  2/15/2015

The new squalamine looks to improve outcomes, potentially expanding the OD's role.
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Don’t Delay Optic Neuritis Dx  1/15/2015

Because of the close association between optic neuritis and MS, a prompt diagnosis and referral for treatment is paramount. 


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Going Antiviral: How to Bring Herpes to a Halt  1/15/2015

Here’s a review of the most commonly prescribed topical and oral antiviral medications used to manage herpetic eye disease. 


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In the News  1/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.
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Most Ocular Vitamins Don’t Match AREDS  1/15/2015

How do ocular vitamins match up to their claims?
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NJ ODs Seek to Retain Rx of Opioids  1/15/2015

A new bill could reinstate ODs' privileges to prescribe hydrocodone.
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Off Label, But On Target  1/15/2015

Using drugs off label is not only permissible, it’s often standard of care. Get to know the following non-FDA-approved indications (if you don’t know them already). 


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Tiny Viruses, Major Diseases  1/15/2015

Herpes, HIV, Ebola, enterovirus and rhinovirus (the common cold) are but a few notable examples. 


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When A Drop Isn't Enough  1/15/2015

Oral antibiotics and analgesics often are clinically necessary when treating certain ocular conditions. Here’s a rundown of our favorite systemic agents. 


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An Eye on Cancer Treatment  12/15/2014

Be sure to watch for these rare but disastrous adverse ocular effects in patients on EGFR inhibitors who are being treated for cancer.
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Product Review  12/15/2014

A review of the latest product offerings.
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Researchers Reverse Diabetes in Mice  12/15/2014

A common blood pressure medication may hold the key to treating diabetes.
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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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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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Ocular Urban Legends  11/15/2014

We've heard about these presentations, but have yet to actually see them.
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Product Review  11/15/2014

A review of the latest product offerings.
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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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Cold Sore, Hot Lid  10/15/2014

It's a common condition. What, if anything, can be done to identify and treat it?
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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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Narrow Angles, Open Minds  10/15/2014

Optometrists are increasingly involved in recommending—and even performing—PIs. Here, an Oklahoma OD walks us through the procedure.
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New Blepharitis Treatments  10/15/2014

A decade ago, we looked at the latest treatment options for blepharitis. It's high time we eye them up again.
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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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Postop Predicaments in Cataract Procedures  10/15/2014

Three non-routine cataract cases showcase surgical advances and highlight increasing postoperative visual expectations.
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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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A Natural Alternative to Drugs  8/15/2014

When ocular inflammation is too severe to manage with NSAIDs or steroids alone, consider an amniotic membrane graft.
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No Drops Required  8/15/2014

Transzonular drug delivery during cataract surgery is a safe, convenient way to quash concerns about postoperative drug compliance.
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Sjögren’s: Plaquenil is No Better Than Placebo  8/15/2014

Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, Sanofi-Aventis) therapy is no better than placebo in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome.
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ASP: Take a Bite Out of RCE  7/16/2014

Even Cleopatra would favor this simple, needle-based procedure.
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Steroid Adds to the Pressure  7/15/2014

This uveitis patient is also a steroid responder. Which problem do you tackle first? 
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A Hole-in-One?  7/15/2014

Is there a role for iridotomy when managing patients with pigmentary glaucoma?
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Kill 'em With Chemicals  1/15/2014

In most states, ODs can safely and effectively cauterize benign skin lesions with dichloroacetic acid.
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Rubbed the Wrong Way  9/15/2013

In MGD patients, intense lid massage can cause significant corneal warping.
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Rendezvous With RAMA  8/15/2013

Optometrists play a vital role in coordinating intervention among specialists and the GP.
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Topical NSAID Update  6/16/2013

The latest agents, Prolensa and Ilevro, are improved formulations of current standbys for postoperative pain management.

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From Molecule to Medicine Cabinet: A Drug’s Long Journey from Development to Approval  6/15/2013

For every 10,000 drug compounds developed, only one will achieve FDA approval.

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Rescula to the Rescue?  5/15/2013

An old glaucoma medication stages a comeback in the United States.

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Feeling the Burn  4/15/2013

Patient presents after pepper spray exposure at a nightclub.
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Gone, But Not Forgotten  3/15/2013

Don’t turn a blind eye to a blind eye.


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A Big Bag of Hot Air  2/15/2013

Severe ocular insult is one potential casualty of airbag deployment.
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Anti-inflammatories in Ocular Allergy Treatment  2/15/2013

Now many ODs are using steroids as a first-line therapy for allergic conjunctivitis. 

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Keep An Eye Out for OSA  2/15/2013

What does obstructive sleep apnea have to do with eye care? A lot, actually.

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Which Side Effects are Lurking in the Shadows?  2/15/2013

You can’t afford to stay in the dark regarding these ocular and systemic side effects.  


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