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Marriage Story

The corrective lenses and the “costly” medical exam are not two distinct things; rather, they are two pieces of the same product: comprehensive care.

 

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Putting Add Power to the Test

Some practitioners have been taught that the MEM and the FCC test are interchangeable, and you can do one or the other to measure the lag or lead of accommodation. In reality, the two could not be more different.

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Put a Red Eye Back in the Pink

A 42-year-old black male reported to the office with a chief complaint of red, irritated eyes that was present in both eyes, but worse in his left than his right. He explained that the redness had been progressively getting worse and was only temporarily relieved by an over-the-counter anti-allergy drop.  His systemic and ocular histories were unremarkable and he denied exposure to chemicals or allergies of any kind.

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Challenge Accepted

Shingles has devastated the corneal sensation in one of my patients who has a persistent corneal defect from the resulting neurotrophic cornea. I’ve tried serum tears and amniotic membranes twice to no avail. How should I approach this?
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Sensory Motor Testing Defined

Primary eye care practices often encounter issues relating to the neurological system. One of the first signs of a serious neurological issue may, in fact, be extraocular muscle (EOM) abnormalities that manifest during diagnostic testing. While basic sensory motor testing is part of any comprehensive ophthalmic examination, performing extended testing is not—but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a place in optometric practice. 

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December 15, 2019

Features

A Workup Protocol for Transient Vision Loss

When a patient’s vision switches on and off, it’s time for a serious investigation. Here’s what to look for and where to refer.

How to Succeed in Cataract Comanagement

These tips can help you stay integral to the care team—and it all starts with open communication.

MIGS Today and Tomorrow

Referring ODs must be up-to-date on all developments that could benefit their patients.

Picking a Premium IOL For Every Patient

Matching the right lens with the right eye requires a personal connection.

Departments

A Break in the Membrane

Angioid streaks may be harbingers of an underlying systemic condition. Here’s how you know.

Changes Afoot For Retinal Exams

Be on the lookout for these new codes and definitions in 2020.

Don’t Miss the Boat

Optometry must embrace several new opportunities to help patients with presbyopia.

Iron Man in the OR

Don’t automatically rule out laser refractive surgery for patients with hemochromatosis.

Macro Management

Imaging helps unveil an unusual presentation in an otherwise healthy teenage patient.

Marriage Story

Combining vision and health, like any good relationship, strengthened each. A detractor wants to split them up.

No View, No Problem

A 30D lens can improve your BIO exam, especially for scleral depression.

Of Grave Concern?

Can a patient’s dry, scratchy eyes portend an underlying disease?

Out of Our Depth

Beware binocular vision testing that overestimates stereopsis, concealing a visual disorder capable of correction.

Piecing It All Together

Glaucoma care must rely first on clinical acumen and second on imaging technology.

Shed Some Light on DED

New IPL technology can help you meet the needs of this growing patient population.

Triple 20/20

The first trifocal IOL FDA-approved for presbyopia is achieving exciting visual acuity potential.

What is It About 20-somethings?

Patients want to be able to see their Instagram posts, not your OCT readouts.

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Optometric Physician E-Journal

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

Continuing Education

November 2019 • 2.00 Credits

Overcoming Secondary Glaucomas

October 2019 • 2.00 Credits

When Drugs Cause Dry Eye

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The Dangers and the Diagnosis of CLMK

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