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Time to Get Serious About 2017

We are well into 2017 already. We have all had more than two months to catch our collective breath. No more hangovers. No more doomsday worries. The President is The President is The President. Now we can more realistically make our 2017 Late Resolutions. Let’s do it!
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Protect Yourself From Medicolegal Risk

Getting sued for malpractice is a no-win situation. Even if you’re not at fault, you still lose your time and suffer from the emotional toll and overall distraction. This article discusses how you can minimize your risk against malpractice in general, with emphasis on the optometrist’s role as diagnostician and initiator of an episode of care. Remember that a missed diagnosis in and of itself does not constitute malpractice, just as a correct diagnosis does not dispel medicolegal risk. Rather, perceived negligence with resulting damages is what triggers a claim.
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Get to Know Your Genes

Research suggests there are nearly 500 different eye-related diseases, with more than 800 ocular and periocular manifestations of systemic disease. Hundreds of genes, if mutated, can cause disease isolated to the eye. Fortunately, genetic testing can aid health care providers in managing inherited diseases. Identification of susceptibility loci has helped researchers better understand the complex pathophysiology of several ocular and neurologic diseases.
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Imaging Motion: a Review of OCT-A

When performing fundus evaluations, you may be tempted to focus on the retina and optic nerve while overlooking the status of the retinal vessels. However, the retinal venules and arterioles can provide vital diagnostic information. This article—the third in a four-part series on the retinal vasculature—reviews the potential of this budding technology to image maladies of the retinal vasculature system.
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Fitting Multifocal Contact Lenses for Myopia Control

Myopia affected approximately one and a half billion people in 2010, and that number is expected to rise to nearly five billion by 2050. It is the single most significant cause of distance vision impairment, and high myopia associated with a number of sight-threatening complications such as myopic macular degeneration, retinal detachment, cataract and glaucoma. This significant burden highlights the need for strategies and solutions to reduce the risk of onset and slow the progression in those already affected by myopia.
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Look Inside The Current Issue

March 15, 2017

Features

Condensing Lenses: Sharpen Your Skills in Choosing and Using

These devices remain vital to everyday practice. Are you making the most of them?

Imaging Motion: a Review of OCT-A

This new, noninvasive technology is giving us a more detailed view of the retinal vasculature than ever.

Injectable Medications in Ocular Care

Optometrists can make use of these treatments using these protocols.

Point-Counterpoint: Ultra-Widefield Imaging vs. Dilated Funduscopy

A dilated exam is the standard of care—but is it always practical?

Protect Yourself From Medicolegal Risk

Even the best practitioners run the risk of being sued. Here’s how you can avoid a suit—and survive if it does happen.

Red Disease: Is it Haunting Your Glaucoma Diagnoses?

New imaging modalities are game-changers for glaucoma care, but beware of false positives.

Vision Expo East: Find Your New York State of Mind

With more than 320 hours of education, VEE is a must for optometrists looking to learn.

Departments

A Fresh Take on Cataract Care

New options aim to take the hassle out of postoperative care.

Better or Just Easier?

Technology can be helpful, but remember: the rules haven’t caught up yet.

Concussion and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Optometrists should be on the lookout for symptoms of CTE in patients with a history of repetitive head trauma, expecially those who play contact sports.

Diagnos-tech Advances

Greater precision in measuring ocular and visual status helps us spot disease earlier.

Getting Some Shut Eye

Complete ptosis can mean you’re dealing with a neurological issue. Get briefed on the work-up and what comes next.

News Review

Laser Procedures | Myopia | Diabetes | Diabetic Retinopathy

Plug into Dry Eye Therapy

Don’t overlook the benefits of punctal occlusion for your DED patients. New technologies have made it better than ever.

Reflecting on Entoptic Phenomena

Vivid images of the retinal vasculature often appear to our patients during exam. Are they a cause for concern?

Time to Get Serious About 2017

It’s never too late to make a resolution or two, unless you resolved to stop being late. Then you’re up a creek without a paddle.

Your Best Device

Technology can help make diagnoses better, faster and more precise, but it’s you who makes the call.

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.

Jobs

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Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

March/April 2017

Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - March 2017
  • Tear Down the Wall

    When Jenn Sowers, OD, bought a practice in 2016, she started making big plans for what she was going to add: things like expanding pediatric care and maybe one day bringing on a third optometrist.
  • Welcome to New Women In Optometry Board Members

    We’re pleased to announce our three new members, who each bring a new representation to the board.

  • Wowed By Your Energy

    At the Women In Optometry luncheon at SECO earlier this month, we were so impressed by the energy and support offered by all who came.