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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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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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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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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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A Lifetime of Dry Eye  1/15/2013

Dry eye can strike patients of any age.


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Peeling Back the Layers of RCE  1/15/2013

Here’s a look at the best available options for treating a recurrent corneal erosion.

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The Miracle of Birth  1/15/2013

How does amniotic membrane implantation work?

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Why Dry Eye Trials Often Fail  1/15/2013

There are countless reasons why new dry eye drugs have come up short in FDA testing.  


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Are We Gaining Ground on Ocular Infection?  12/17/2012

The newer-generation topical fluoroquinolones are some of the most effective
antibiotics we’ve ever seen.

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Double Trouble II  11/19/2012

Another glaucoma patient presented with double vision.

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Ocular Complications in IV Drug Users  11/19/2012

Two case reports illustrate the visually devastating risks associated with using IV street drugs.
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The Scuttlebutt on the SCUT  10/15/2012

The debate over the use of corticosteroids for bacterial keratitis continues to rage.
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Double Trouble  9/15/2012

This patient was already being managed for one ocular problem.

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New Drugs in the Ophthalmic Pipeline  9/15/2012

Some of these drugs might be unfamiliar now, but you may see them in topical drops soon.
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Fuchs’ Dystrophy: A New Hope  8/15/2012

Treatment options for Fuchs' have improved dramatically during the last two decades.

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Give Kids' Ocular Allergies a 'Time Out'  8/15/2012

Allergy in children can be more difficult to diagnose and treat.
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New Diet Drug Also ‘Slims’ Eyes  8/15/2012

Will patients with ocular side effects soon hit your office?

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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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A Tap List of MGD Treatments  8/14/2012

We must familiarize ourselves with all available treatments for this hot topic.

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Consider Ortho-K For Myopia Control  7/15/2012

Ortho-K can slow or even stop myopia progression in children.

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Mix It Up: When to Call a Compounding Pharmacist  7/15/2012

When the meds we require aren't readily available, it’s time to get creative.
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POAG & OSD: Double Trouble  7/15/2012

Don’t overlook the potential of OSD when treating POAG.
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Don’t Hold Your Breath!  6/15/2012

How to recognize and address Valsalva retinopathy.
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Build a Therapeutic Practice  5/18/2012

Now, more than ever, is the time for optometry to embrace medical management.

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Depressed and Dizzy  5/15/2012

A bipolar patient, on psychotropic meds, presented with vague visual complaints.

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Supplements Are Not Enough  5/15/2012

Supplementation along with a balanced diet will help protect  patients against AMD.

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The Many Paths of Acute Optic Neuropathy  5/15/2012

When you are dealing with acute optic neuropathies, you are not looking at just one disease—but rather a spectrum of many subtypes. Understanding each one is the key to proper care.

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'Like Sandpaper in the Morning'  4/16/2012

Here’s how you can help break the vicious cycle of nocturnal lagophthalmos.


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The Role of Topical NSAIDs  4/16/2012

Today, we use topical NSAIDs for more than just postoperative pain management.

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MS and the Eye (Part 2)  3/15/2012

O.D.s play an important role in MS diagnosis and management.
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Spring Into Action This Allergy Season  3/15/2012

Seasonal allergies are expected to start earlier this year; make sure you're prepared.

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Generic vs. Brand Drugs: Which is Better?  2/15/2012

The cost savings of generic latanoprost may improve compliance, for example, but does the generic “equivalent” work as well as the brand-name drug?
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Bust That Rust!  1/15/2012

You can remove foreign bodies and rust rings, even those located centrally.

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Injection: The Third Method of Drug Administration  1/15/2012

Even if you don't perform injections in your office, you should know the different types of injections in eye care, and how they're performed.
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MS and the Eye (Part 1)  1/15/2012

In any patient with unexplained neurologic deficits, consider disease that damages the myelin sheath.

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Sowka Down Under, Part II  1/15/2012

Resistance is futile… But, it happens anyway.

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