Review of Cornea





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January 15, 2016

Features

Essential Procedures

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Get Laser Focused on the Appropriate Glaucoma Treatment 

SLT—once the exclusive domain of ophthalmology—is becoming a first-line treatment as states allow optometrists to perform it.

Optometric Study Center

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Principles of Ocular Pain Control 

Identify the cause of your patients’ achy eyes and get familiar with meds that provide relief.

Pharmaceutical Report

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Managing the Medicine Cabinet 

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 

While patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding make challenging cases for many optometrists, new guidelines may make things easier.
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The Mind's Eye: Ocular Complications of Psychotropic Medications 

Most optometrists will see patients who take psychoactive drugs. Know the potential ocular side effects and how to manage these patients.

Refraction

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Sharpen your Subjective Refraction Technique 

Minimize chair time, avoid frustration and help patients see better with this standardized protocol.
Departments

Chairside

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Watch Your Mouth! 

Eventually, a patient will call you out on your B.S.—trust me, I know. But every once in a while, B.S. is worth its weight in gold.

Clinical Quandaries

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Referral Notes: Red Herring? 

Assumptions and failure to dilate can lead to missed diagnoses. Start from scratch and catch what the specialist missed.

Coding Connection

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Eyes Wide Shut 

Changes are happening all around you—are you embracing them or burying your head in the sand?

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

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Which Lens for KCN? 

Despite their recent resurgence, scleral lenses may not always be the best choice. The tried-and-true corneal GP might be better.

Diagnostic Quiz

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Many Suspects in Vision Loss 

Additional testing can help uncover this patient's progressively worsening vision.

Neuro Clinic

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Ring The Alarm Bell’s 

Incomplete eyelid closure secondary to left facial nerve paralysis reveals squamous cell carcinoma of the mandible.

News Review

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Heart Drug With AMD Connection 

A medication that assists in heart conditions has the potential to increase the risk of AMD and Alzheimer’s disease.
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In the News 

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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New OD School Debut Sparks Debate 

Though it may serve a regional need, some ODs have concerns over its national impact.
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New Technology for Dry Eye Treatment 

An implantable device that stimulates tear production could offer hope for those suffering from DED.
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Physicians Skipping Funduscopy 

Patients are receiving funduscopic evaluations at insufficient rates from physicians.

Ocular Surface Review

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The Dry Eye Deluge 

Last year saw an explosion of advancements in the world of ocular surface disease—and we are finding more every day.

Outlook

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Looking Back, and Ahead 

This year, we celebrate our 125th anniversary—and the stunning rise of optometry.

Product Review

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Product Review 

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

Retina Quiz

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The Spotted-White Retina 

A patient presented with irritation, but a close examination revealed much more.

Review of Systems

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See You at the (Neuromuscular) Junction: Part 2 

What should you do when you suspect an autoimmune disease with ophthalmic complications such as myasthenia gravis?

Therapeutic Review

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The Uveitis and HLA-B27 Connection 

Some uveitis patients need additional monitoring.
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