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When You See CME

Three weeks after uncomplicated cataract extraction, a 67-year-old male mentioned that his right eye—the one that had been operated on—wasn’t as clear as he had hoped. He was also undergoing treatment with a topical prostaglandin analog for primary open-angle glaucoma, which he stopped prior to surgery and recently restarted. 
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Cruisin’ to Heal a Bruisin’

Q: A 69-year-old recently presented with a bruised eyelid after taking a spill on the sidewalk. I normally just use a cold compress to treat discomfort and send them on their way. Is there anything else I should be doing?
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Arm Yourself for Dry AMD

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in individuals 65 and older. By the year 2020, it will affect an estimated 196 million people worldwide. Vision loss from AMD can be functionally and emotionally debilitating, as it can make it difficult, or even impossible, to read, drive, enjoy certain hobbies and maintain an independent lifestyle. 
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Four Keys to Building Your Practice

Over the last few years, our consulting company has helped an array of doctors start their own practices. Many are transitioning from corporate to private practice, while others are working for ODs and are now ready to venture out on their own. Looking back on these practices and seeing what they did to become successful made me realize they all had four things in common.

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Little Occlusion Goes a Long Way

One of the most common ocular findings following an acquired brain injury, such as stroke, is diplopia. Not only is it disorienting for the patient, it also interferes with the rehabilitation process. Considering improvement immediately following a stroke is essential to the patient’s long-term overall life outcome, eliminating the diplopia is a vital first step. 
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January 15, 2017

Features

A Hands-on Approach to Band Keratopathy

Following this protocol can give ODs control over a vision-threatening condition.

Arm Yourself for Dry AMD

It’s imperative we prepare ourselves with up-to-date information for better care of our patients.

Beyond the Basics: Tackling Amniotic Membrane Therapy Complications

We all know its virtues. Here are the problems that can arise and what you can do to avoid them.

Could This Be Glaucoma?

This patient population is bigger than you think, and knowing when to screen will help you catch even the lesser-known etiologies.

No Insult to Injury: Managing Foreign Body Removal

Here’s what you need to know about this common corneal trauma to yield the best outcomes for your patients.

Recognizing Abnormal Vasculature

A guide to following and educating patients who face this class of sight-threatening diagnoses.

The OD’s Guide to Managing Recurrent Corneal Erosion

Whether it’s medical or procedural, optometry can combat this painful condition.

Departments

A New Year in Sight

Setting goals that challenge you personally and professionally yields invaluable experience, growth and excitement.

Contain That Ulcer

It’s an emergency when a Pseudomonas ulcer involves the limbus, and prompt treatment is crucial to keep it from reaching the sclera.

Cover Your Assets

Patient education is tricky, but I’ve got a system that really works—as long as “huh?” counts as an answer.

Cruisin’ to Heal a Bruisin’

When presented with ecchymosis, how thoroughly should you evaluate before you hand patients the frozen green beans and say, “rest up?”

Fixing a Hole

A patient’s blurry vision may have been spotted on an earlier image.

Give Yourselves a Hand

ODs are taking on more front-line work manipulating ocular tissue rather than merely examining it.

Hone Your Compliance Skills

Know how to establish medical necessity and follow compliance protocols for all your corneal disease patients.

Nerves in a Tight Spot

When a patient presents with suspected cranial pathology, knowing the nooks and crannies the nerves call home can guide you toward a diagnosis.

News Review

Pre-eclampsia | Zika and Glaucoma | Space Flight | Video Games and Low Vision

Product Review

Contact Lenses | Cataract Comanagement | Practice Management

Seeing Halos, No Faith Needed

While temporal artery biopsies are the standard to confirm giant cell arteritis, sonography is a noninvasive alternative.

Smoke (or Vapor) Gets in Your Eyes: Part Two

Traditional pipes, water pipes and electronic cigarettes are highly popular. Are they harming us and our children?

Spotty History

A 65-year-old male presents with blurry vision in his left eye, which he has had for two months.

Tales From TFOS

Ocular surface experts from around the world recently came together to share groundbreaking research.

When You See CME

Approaches to managing this common finding.

E-Newsletters

Practice Pearls

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

RCCL e-News

A quick read of the best pearls from the current issue of Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, with links to full articles.

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.

Continuing Education

December 2016 • 2.00 Credits

Advancing Our Knowledge of Dry Eye Disease

November 2016 • 2.00 Credits

Identifying Systemic Sources of Uveitis

October 2016 • 2.00 Credits

Controversies in Glaucoma Care

September 2016 • 2.00 Credits

Top 100 Drugs: Which Are Your Patients Taking?

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November 2016

Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - November 2016