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Step Away From the Donuts

Optometry makes me hungry—not for fame and fortune, but for food. The problem with this is that, even though thinking hard is estimated to burn around 20% of the calories we intake every day, the other 80% resides in my waistline. 

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Glaucoma on the Surface

We are all guilty at one point or another of getting into a silo when we categorize a patient, especially if that patient has a chronic, progressive disease such as glaucoma. I myself, a cornea specialist, tend to ignore ocular surface considerations when first treating a glaucoma patient. However, these are co-existing diseases and often require concurrent care. 

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Optometry on Trial—Again

This isn’t the ’30s. Today’s educational institutions and professional standards are radically better. If we’re about to embark on a year and a half of public bickering over qualifications, optometry has plenty to tout.

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Coding the “Diabetic” Eye Exam

The “diabetic eye exam” is a frequently discussed topic at optometric conferences. But I really don’t know why because no such thing exists. We can provide a comprehensive ophthalmic exam for a patient with diabetes in the absence of diabetic retinopathy using codes 920X4 as medical policy guidance provides. This, of course, is where the devil is in the details and where our ethics as providers come into play.

 

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Choose Your Doors Wisely

When optometric opportunities present themselves, we ODs are in a privileged situation—we can choose whichever seems most interesting and enjoyable. However, we must carefully weigh our interests with those of our patients. What opportunities will best serve our patient populations? Certainly myopia progression, dry eye disease and cataract surgery comanagement are on the rise in just about every practice. Other areas of growth, highlighted in this month’s issue, include age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetes management. 

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July 15, 2019

Features

Is it Glaucoma, a Comorbidity or Both?

To care for patients with this sight-stealing disease, be aware of additional ocular or systemic issues.

Managing Vision Disorders in Children

These tips can help you avoid misdiagnosis and maintain their eyesight.

My Patient Has AMD… Now What?

The first clinical steps are crucial to setting patient expectations and initiating the right management plan.

The Ins and Outs of Pressure Gradients

Get a better understanding of the complex forces at work inside the eye.

Departments

A Diagnosis Made in a Flash

Visual disturbances can stem from a broad range of etiologies. Learn to tell the urgent apart from the mundane.

Crusin’ for Drusen

These clinical findings are more elusive than you might think, and they don’t always indicate macular degeneration.

Don’t Let Debilitation Progress

Suspect MS when patients present with optic nerve pallor and neuritis.

Glaucoma Coding in Five Steps

Use your toolbox wisely to protect you and your patients.

Glaucoma on the Surface

Comorbidities are inevitable, and we need to consciously look for them in every glaucoma patient.

It’ll Grow on Her

A patient reports with a mysterious lesion. Can you use the clues in her history, examination and images to identify it?

Not For the Best

You uncover an abnormality during the dilated fundus exam of a 16-year-old with no family history available. Now what?

Optometry on Trial—Again

The public may get to make the call on a contested scope expansion bill. Will it be another PR nightmare?

Pattern Recognition

Not all gene mutations are benign, especially when they affect the retina.

Step Away From the Donuts

Office snacking is all about making healthy choices—and hiding your stash of the good stuff.

Topical Therapy for a Deep Problem

Medication can help address cystoid macular edema, but won’t solve it completely.

Turning Inward

Brush up on the treatment options for involution entropion.

Who Wore it Best?

Several myopia management options exist, but it’s important to first select the most suitable candidates for each.

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.

Continuing Education

June 2019 • 2.00 Credits

The Real-World Cataract Evaluation

May 2019 • 2.00 Credits

Visual Fields in the era of OCT

April 2019 • 2.00 Credits

Be an Ocular Foreign Body Fixer

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Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

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Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - March 2019