Today's Spotlight

Glaucoma: Pearls for Improving the Patient Experience

Glaucoma—a lifelong, vision-threatening disease that requires ongoing management—is one of the most common conditions optometrists see in clinical practice. As primary eye care providers, ODs are in a prime position to not only identify patients with glaucoma, but also monitor and successfully treat the condition in the long-term. Below, ODs with extensive glaucoma experience share common management missteps—in no particular order—that can be detrimental to patients and providers, as well as clinical pearls and advice to help fellow optometrists optimize their approach to this disease.

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How to Perform a Peds Exam in Under Five Minutes

Have no fear. Learn the keys to examining pediatric patients for the generalist optometrist.

Today's Spotlight

Dry Eye: Matching Patients and Treatments

Experts present real cases and offer direction on management strategies and considerations for dealing with various types of ocular surface disease. 

Today's Spotlight

An Action Plan for Managing Dry Eye

Learn about their impact on the fragile structure of the tear film, which patients are at greatest risk and the options available to alleviate symptoms.
Today's Spotlight

All Eyes on Omegas

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most prevalent ocular conditions, affecting people across age groups and lifestyles. Its commonality is a testament to the evolving landscape of modern living as well as an important reminder of the intricate balance required for optimal ocular health. Experiencing the digital era’s relentless screen time demands and other environmental stressors, the discomfort of dry eyes has become more than just an inconvenience—it has evolved into a persistent challenge that demands timely chronic treatment. 

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Features

Glaucoma: Pearls for Improving the Patient Experience

ODs play a key role in helping individuals adapt to this life-changing diagnosis and navigating them through the challenges they will face.

An Action Plan for Managing Dry Eye

Use this new resource to help navigate the many tools and techniques available to us.

All Eyes on Omegas

Despite some controversy, OFAs continue to play a role in the mitigation of dry eye.

Dry Eye: Matching Patients and Treatments

Experts present real cases and offer direction on management strategies and considerations for dealing with various types of ocular surface disease.

How to Perform a Peds Exam in Under Five Minutes

Have no fear. Learn the keys to examining pediatric patients for the generalist optometrist.

Ocular Manifestations of Autoimmune Diseases: How to Understand and Identify

Optometrists have a key role to play when it comes to the overall health of their patients.

Departments

It's the Pits

Managing this condition can be quite challenging.

As Smooth As Silk

This unique protein is a brand new DED treatment.

Focus on You

Don’t get distracted by all the hubbub.

Hemes and Cells and Sheathing—Oh, My!

A unique presentation of a rare postoperative complication.

My Favorite Things

In the OSD/DED world of products, these reign supreme.

Oust the Cyst

Integrate these eyelid lesion removals into your surgical arsenal.

Provoked Proteins

Two blood tests can offer greater insight about whether an inflammation-causing eye condition is present.

Puppy Love Blindness

The rare case of red eye that does not respond to treatment can have a disastrous outcome.

Sugar Crash

Significant corneal concerns and a collapsed anterior chamber manifested in this patient. What conditions should be considered?

When is RK Not OK?

Refractive surgery performed years ago can come back to haunt patients undergoing cataract extraction.

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.

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

March/April 2024
Women in Optometry

Women In Optometry continues to be published online, with regular updates on practice design, practice success, news, trends and perspectives. Visit womeninoptometry.com.

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