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Mixed DED: A Chimera in Your Chair

Caring for patients with dry eye disease has always been a complex process that begins with a search for the underlying etiologies at play. Whether a patient has aqueous-deficient dry eye or evaporative dry eye is a crucial distinction for management purposes, yet they are not mutually exclusive. Research now suggests 30% to 70% of dry eye patients may have a hybrid of both forms. This article explores the new understanding of mixed dry eye presented by the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society’s Dry Eye Workshop II, and how to manage it in your clinic.
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Managing Uveitis With Steroids and Biologic Agents

Treatment and monitoring of patients receiving biologic therapy for uveitis requires a multispecialty approach. However, every optometrist should have a grasp of biologic therapy for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis to best prepare for comanagement.
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Managing Dry Eye for the Long Haul

When we think of conditions that require long-term management, diabetes, hypertension and glaucoma often come to mind. Like these chronic conditions, dry eye disease (DED) also requires both ongoing management for lasting positive outcomes and an awareness that success lies in the long-term collaboration of the practitioner and patient. Ultimately, successful DED management necessitates a shift in perspective of the doctor and patient from short-term treatment goals that result in temporary relief to a comprehensive chronic care plan for a more permanent resolution. Armed with the right strategies and approaches, clinicians can give their dry eye patients a lifetime of relief.
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Foggy with No Chance of Moisture

This article discusses the causes of these two frustrating complications in scleral lens wear—and how you can combat them in your practice.
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Leisure, OD-style

You have been working like a dog, assuming there is a breed of dog that sits around all day barking, “Which is better?” With spring upon us, I know all of you are Googling “vacation ideas” instead of logging your electronic health record notes from the past month.

My secret posse of analysts has been watching you for years and we have compiled a few lists of the most common ways optometrists spend their leisure time. I’ll admit, I was surprised by what we found.
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May 15, 2018

Features

All About Osmolarity

This biomarker can be a significant help for dry eye testing and monitoring.

Four Steps to a Simple—and Effective—Dry Eye Screening

Don’t be intimidated by the complexity of the science. This is a service any OD can perform.

Glaucoma: A Primary Care Crusade

Investing your knowledge and energy is all it takes to get your practice glaucoma-ready.

Managing Dry Eye for the Long Haul

Specific actions and lifestyle changes can optimize the treatment of this chronic disease and provide lasting relief.

Managing Uveitis With Steroids and Biologic Agents

The latest developments for this condition are based on underlying immunologic mechanisms. Here’s what that means for your practice.

Mixed DED: A Chimera in Your Chair

What is it and how can you diagnose and manage patients who have it?

Sjögren’s, Dry Eye and You

Ocular symptoms can precede systemic ones by a decade. Here’s how you can spot it early and manage its symptoms.

Systemic Disease Rising to the Surface

Keep an eye out for findings that might implicate these conditions during your anterior segment examination.

Departments

A Calculated Risk

Not every patient will succeed with presbyopic IOLs, but judicious patient selection and education can help you improve their chances.

Allergies: A Glitch in the Matrix

Pollen, dust and dander are harmless. But the body treats them as threats. Why?

Concentrate on Povidone-iodine

Its standard of care has been in place for decades, but a lower concentration could provide steady results with less toxicity.

Documenting for the Long Haul

You’ve got to get it right the first time when coding for long-term medication use.

Leisure, OD-style

Come on, doc. It’s springtime! Time to have some fun.

Optometry’s Well: Far From Dry

We are only treating 2% to 9% of all patients with DED. How can we improve those numbers?

Tel Me What You See

A patient’s fundus shows signs of an underlying disease.

That’s News to Me

Late-breaking reports on research, general interest stories and product launches, on our website every day.

The Dusky Side of Hypertension

Although uncommon, pheochromocytoma may present with ophthalmic signs.

What Lies Beneath

Thickness is a bad thing when it signifies this underdiagnosed condition.

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.

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Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

May/June 2018
  • Get Started with Sclerals

    If you’re new to sclerals, don’t worry. This start-up guide can help you learn how best to approach a scleral lens fitting.
  • Foggy with No Chance of Moisture

    This article discusses the causes of these two frustrating complications in scleral lens wear—and how you can combat them in your practice.
  • Post-keratoplasty: Consider Sclerals

    Many post-keratoplasty patients experience issues with soft or GP contact lens options. In these cases, scleral lenses may be able to help.
  • Why Contact Lens Care Still Matters

    We can serve our contact lens patients best by understanding the spectrum of lens care options and how to educate wearers.
  • Lend Color to the Fit

    This case highlights one of the common challenges associated with switching a soft lens aphakic patient to GPs: comfort.
  • CXL: A First-line Therapy for Keratoconus

    Today’s access to CXL shatters the binary treatment path and opens the door to a whole new mindset and therapy regimen.

Women in Optometry

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