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It’s Replacement Time

More than a decade ago, lecturers said you didn’t need an OCT to effectively manage glaucoma. While that’s still technically true today, the technology has proven indispensable, and I, for one, wouldn’t be confident in my glaucoma management without it. Here are a few other tools and treatments that are making waves.

 


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Letters to the Editor

The 10th Annual Retina Report published in the June 15, 2019, issue includes another excellent medical article on age-related macular degeneration, “How to Stay One Step Ahead of AMD.” However, it is another example of how far optometry has strayed from its original foundation in vision care. 
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A Recipe for Behavior Change

Those of us old enough to have lived through the 1970s can probably remember a novelty song called “Junk Food Junkie” from 1976. It was a sly commentary on the health food craze of the time, as Baby Boomers channeled their idealism into health-conscious, planet-friendly lifestyles. This bit of pop culture ephemera wafted through my mind earlier this month when the news broke of a 17-year-old boy whose junk food diet left him blind from optic neuropathy. It was a story tailor-made for viral success on social media: a human tragedy, a cautionary tale and a medical oddity all in one.

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It’ll Grow on Her

A 53-year-old Caucasian female was referred for a suspicious retinal lesion in her right eye. Her ocular history was significant for a radial keratotomy (RK) performed in her right eye more than 20 years earlier with an excellent visual result. The left eye has always been worse.

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Don’t Let Debilitation Progress

A 38-year-old Caucasian female presented for a second opinion regarding progressive blurred vision (OU) and possible optic nerve pallor with moderate cup-to-disc ratio.  Investigative historical findings elicited chronic malaise and progressive, bilateral visual decline over the course of 12 months. Further questioning revealed pronounced muscular fatigue, unsteady gait and visual decline following exercise.
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September 15, 2019

Features

12 Ways to Get More Out of Your OCT

This handy tool can help you assess everything from peripheral retinal lesions to the tear meniscus. Here’s how.

At the Crossroads of Technology and Tradition

Tried-and-true retinal exam techniques are still relevant, even with the inclusion of ever-more precise gizmos.

Developing a Pain Pill Protocol in Optometry

Now that ODs in most states can prescribe them, learning the nuances of this class of drugs is a must.

Fit Specialty Contact Lenses With OCT Precision

New capabilities for your tried-and-true tool can help you find the right fit the first time.

Infiltrative Keratitis: Fight the Battle for Corneal Clarity

When infections invade the cornea and leukocytes gain ground, you need skillful strategy and carefully chosen weaponry.

Living With Blue Light Exposure

The sun is your biggest enemy, and digital devices aren’t as bad as you think. Here’s the current research and recommendations.

Today’s Tech for Assisting the Visually Impaired

Determining which devices serve a patient’s goals makes intervention more feasible.

Departments

Choose Your Words Carefully

Your team needs a rallying cry. Since “Remember the Alamo” is taken, it’s time to get creative.

A Diagnosis in the Same Vein

Does this patient's presentation plus her history help identify the cause of her reduced visual clarity?

A Recipe for Behavior Change

A cautionary tale about diet and the eye might convince patients to accept personal responsibility.

Beyond the Pale

The ophthalmic manifestations of Waardenburg syndrome may be striking—making the diagnosis easy.

Hit Hard Against Uveitis

An aggressive but smart strategy can do a lot with a little.

It’s Replacement Time

New tech and treatments are making current practices obsolete. Are you ready to be an early adopter?

Letters to the Editor

Here, we reply to some of the criticism, praise and suggestions generated by one of our recent features.

Me and My OCT

Maximize your technology—for the good of your patients and your practice.

Pericytes in Peril

Cell dropout is at the root of the microvascular aneurysms characteristic of diabetic retinopathy.

Pressure By Any Other Name

Know when elevated IOP is due to a glaucomatocyclitic crisis.

The Risk-return Tradeoff

The pros of vaccination usually always outweigh the cons.

E-Newsletters

Practice Pearls

Expert clinician Paul Karpecki, OD, provides practical insights and management strategies for a wide array of ocular conditions.

OCCRS E-Newsletter

A quarterly e-newsletter by Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS) covering the latest information on cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, comanagement and leading technologies.

Optometric Retina Society E-Newsletter

Keep up to date on the latest research and clinical findings in retinal disease care with this quarterly publication from the ORS.

Optometric Physician E-Journal

A weekly e-journal edited by Art Epstein, OD, featuring incisive commentary, timely research summaries and late-breaking news.

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September/October 2019

Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - September 2019