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CLs Beyond Vision Correction: Connecting to the Internet of Things

With today’s exponential advancement of technology, contact lenses are evolving in much the same way telephones have over the past few years. Contact lenses are now moving beyond simply correcting refractive error into the category of “smart contact lenses.” In vision correction, contact lenses may soon deliver adaptations that will transform the perceived world of both wearer and prescriber. Let’s review what’s in the works with smart contact lenses and discuss the implications for consumers and eye care professionals.
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Dry Eye: A Young Person’s Disease?

Dry eye disease (DED) once had strict demographic considerations. Doctors could almost identify dry eye patients by simply glancing around a crowded waiting room without employing a single diagnostic test. Unfortunately, DED patients today can hide in plain sight. This article looks at several cases of dry eye disease in younger patients, the likely instigators and how they can be successfully managed.
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Are You Missing These Optic Nerve Disorders?

When clinicians encounter an abnormal optic nerve, they must consider multiple differentials before reaching the correct diagnosis. Optic neuropathies can be caused by demyelination, inflammation, ischemia, infiltration, compression, toxic and nutritional causes, or can be hereditary. This article provides an overview of many common optic neuropathies and the diagnostic testing necessary to hone in on the proper diagnosis so clinicians are ready to tackle the challenge of identifying an optic nerve pathology.
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Is it Time to Drop the Drops?

Over the quarter-century that we’ve been practicing optometry, cataract surgery has undergone countless advances and improvements. The use of perioperative medications, including antibiotics, corticosteroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), has improved surgical outcomes and lowered the risk of postoperative complications. Without question, these medications are critical to the safety and efficacy of cataract surgery. Despite this, the most frequent and time-consuming issue in our postoperative encounters is not managing surgical complications, but rather clarifying and re-educating patients on the appropriate use of their drops.
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Eyesight to the Blind: The Promise of Retinal Prosthetics

Devices that can restore vision lost to disease or injury have long been a staple of science fiction. The idea that technology might allow us to transcend our physical limitations captivates the imagination of scientists, doctors and the public at large. Despite many exciting breakthroughs over the last two decades, in 2017 such a device remains in the realm of fiction. But today, a number of patients are using a retinal prosthetic to regain some functional vision that helps them make their way in the world. 
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Look Inside The Current Issue

February 15, 2017

Features

Are You Missing These Optic Nerve Disorders?

Understanding the pathophysiology of the anomaly is key to proper diagnosis.

CLs Beyond Vision Correction: Connecting to the Internet of Things

Smart contact lenses might appear in your office sooner than you think. Here’s what’s ahead and how it might impact your practice.

Dry Eye: A Young Person’s Disease?

The literature shows symptoms are no longer limited to older patients. Here’s what that means for your practice.

Eyesight to the Blind: The Promise of Retinal Prosthetics

The team that developed the Argus II implant explains the state of the art.

Read the Retinal Vasculature Like a Pro

Experts describe the causes and contours of congenital arteriovenous anomalies.

Reinventing Glaucoma Therapy

The advent of sustained-release drug delivery systems may finally break through the compliance barrier. Here’s a preview of what’s coming next.

See the Future at SECO 2017

Optometrists can stay ahead of the curve with more than 200 CE courses at this year’s conference.

Stem Cells: The Future of Corneal Rehabilitation

Modern science can provide replacements for dead tissue that’s been historically complicated to replace.

Departments

A Quick Snip to Confirm GCA

Be prepared to comanage patients in need of a temporal artery biopsy.

A Real Dog of a Diagnosis

When a patient’s vision is blurry even after cataract surgery, check the retina.

Binocularity, How Sacred Art Thou?

Easily obtained single binocular vision is certainly a priority. But its achievement isn’t always the best end goal for the patient.

Got Milk?

A patient presents with bilateral vision loss and nothing obvious to explain it. What gives? It could be a milky nuclear sclerotic cataract.

If You Can’t Beat ’Em, Join ’Em

You optometry bullies know who you are, and I have a plan to get back on top.

Is it Time to Drop the Drops?

Postoperative cataract care is becoming more user-friendly, but the jury remains undecided regarding “dropless” surgery.

Managing a Cat-tastrophe

A bacterial infection transferred from a pet can lead to urgent eye issues.

News Review

Technology | Concussions | Contact Lens Survey | 21st Century Cures Act

Product Review

Contact Lenses | Contact Lens Care | Dispensing Equipment | Cosmeceuticals

Red-eyed and Blue

A patient presents with pain in her left eye for one week. Could an experiment involving the installation of electrodes to her left eye be the culprit?

The ‘Eye-tech’ Practice

In 2017, expect new technologies with potential to change eye care and patient’s lives.

Ups and Downs of Innovation

Beware of these common pitfalls when integrating new technology into your practice.

We Have the Technology

Our innovation issue celebrates science with a look at medical breakthroughs here today and on the way.

Welcome to the Office

When new patients give you a try, use all the tools at your disposal to display confidence.

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

February 2017 • 2.00 Credits

Are You Missing These Optic Nerve Disorders?

January 2017 • 2.00 Credits

Arm Yourself for Dry AMD

December 2016 • 2.00 Credits

Advancing Our Knowledge of Dry Eye Disease

November 2016 • 2.00 Credits

Identifying Systemic Sources of Uveitis

Jobs

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Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

January/February 2017

Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - November 2016