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Hiding in Plain Sight

When a patient has no visual problems but you notice an anomaly, what should you do?

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Made from Scratch

A 27-year-old Caucasian female presented to our emergency department with acute painless loss of vision in her left eye for 12 days. Five days prior to vision loss, she developed a fever, migraine, chills and myalgia. She initially presented to a local provider who referred her to a nearby emergency department, where she underwent extensive neuroimaging and serology testing.

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Making the Grade

Acthar Gel, an injectable therapy that activates melanocortin pathways, may be a saving grace for some of your patients.

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Sweat the Small Stuff

A 50-year-old female presented to the ophthalmic emergency department for foreign body sensation and pain OD for four days. She said her symptoms started after a cabinetry unit she had been holding slipped and forcefully hit her in the eye. She reported immediate pain and blurred vision. Since the accident, her pain and vision had improved; however, she was still experiencing persistent photophobia and headaches, which ultimately prompted her to seek care.

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Tackling Corneal Transplants in Clinical Practice

Corneal transplants are the oldest and most successful solid tissue transplants in medicine. Despite the frequency with which these are performed, many ODs feel daunted when encountering a transplant in the clinic, especially if there is a concern with the health of the graft. This discomfort may be due to a lack of clear didactic education on transplant science, the relatively high risk of complications and the wide array of transplant procedures available.

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November 15, 2022


How Systemic Drugs Trigger Dry Eye Disease

More than 20% of the most popular oral agents in health care impact the ocular surface. Find out which are the biggest offenders and what to do about it.

A Guide to Demyelinating Diseases of the CNS

This overview can help you better understand the clinical features and findings of optic neuritis, neuromyelitis optica and MOG.

Conjunctivitis: Know Your Differentials

The various forms of this condition display similar signs and symptoms, which can make a specific diagnosis challenging.

Don’t Underestimate Demodex

The mite is prevalent enough that it warrants more discussion and attention to treatment. With a promising clinical trial underway, now may be its time.

Evaluating Visual Quality in AMD

Understand how to best serve your patients with this condition to help improve their quality of life.

Facts and Fiction about Adenoviral Conjunctivitis

Here’s what current research tells us about how to best diagnose and treat this highly transmissible infection.


Making the Grade

Studies show promising results for CyclASol, a new medication to treat DED that could be approved next year.

A Different Approach

Can emulating the dental model improve how we treat OSD?

A Hiccup or a Burp?

Some may hesitate, but this technique can provide immediate pressure lowering and symptomatic relief to the patient.

A Sweet Measurement

Hemoglobin A1c is a good indicator of glycemic control.

A Warrior for Wellness

Stuart Richer taught us to anticipate and avoid, rather than merely react to, diseases. His patients—and profession—are healthier for it.

Food for Thought

Eat what you want—and hope you don’t live long enough to deal with the consequences.

Hiding in Plain Sight

When a patient has no visual problems but you notice an anomaly, what should you do?

Made from Scratch

A patient’s pet was the culprit of her condition.

Picking a Procedure

Previous surgeries can complicate what operation works best for patients with endothelial dysfunction.

Sweat the Small Stuff

Even though they may not look like much initially, open globe injuries may have significant visual consequences if mismanaged.


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

November 2022 • 2.00 Credits

Conjunctivitis: Know Your Differentials

September 2022 • 2.00 Credits

Take Control of the Nutrition Conversation

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

November/December 2022
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