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Managing the Medicine Cabinet  1/15/2016

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.
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Pregnancy Precautions: How to Prescribe Safely For New and Expectant Mothers  1/15/2016

While patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding make challenging cases for many optometrists, new guidelines may make things easier.
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Principles of Ocular Pain Control  1/15/2016

Identify the cause of your patients’ achy eyes and get familiar with meds that provide relief.
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The Mind's Eye: Ocular Complications of Psychotropic Medications  1/15/2016

Most optometrists will see patients who take psychoactive drugs. Know the potential ocular side effects and how to manage these patients.
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Amblyopia Treatment Goes High-tech  12/15/2015

Programmable electronic glasses help improve vision in children with amblyopia.
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Amblyopia: When to Treat, When to Refer?  12/15/2015

This common pediatric condition can be managed successfully with timely intervention.
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Sowka Down Under ... Again  12/15/2015

Don’t be so quick to discount so-called “natural” therapies.
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Systemic Management of Pediatric Ocular Disease: Small Patients, Big Decisions  12/15/2015

A little pharmacology expertise can go a long way in treating kids using oral
medications.
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Taking the Bull by the Horns  12/15/2015

In the case of a bacterial corneal ulcer, what oral action—if any—should be taken?
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War Paint  11/30/2015

Sports can be all fun and games until someone winds up with ocular trauma.
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A Drop in the Bucket  11/15/2015

Should a pregnant graft patient be taken off steroids?
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Acute INO: Imaging a Must  11/15/2015

When the diagnosis was acute left INO, age of onset made emergent neuroimaging a priority.
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Acute Vision Loss: Lessons Learned  11/15/2015

It may be tempting to go with your first diagnosis, but a closer look can reveal multiple pathologies.
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Watching Movies Improves Amblyopia  11/15/2015

Passive viewing of dichoptic movies may be a valid therapeutic modality for amblyopia.
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Yellow: Proceed With Caution  11/15/2015

The patient reported no ocular or visual complaints and had an unremarkable ocular history, but his eyes are yellow. What's the diagnosis?
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Australian Vision Therapy Study Makes a Media Splash  10/1/2015

Can the physiological blind spot shrink through training?
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Child’s Play – Or Is It?  10/1/2015

A seemingly simple diagnosis may overshadow common independent comorbidities.
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Customized Solutions for the Dry Eye Patient  10/1/2015

When conventional therapies are insufficient, it may be time to turn to compounding pharmacies.
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Drag and Droop  10/1/2015

What’s causing this patient’s ptosis and diplopia? It’s time to think systemic.
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Coming Attractions  9/15/2015

Are exciting new glaucoma therapies coming soon to a pharmacy near you?
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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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