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Electrodiagnostics in Today’s Practice

In the clinical setting, visual electrodiagnostic testing objectively detects characteristic visual function changes of a given disease—leading to timely diagnosis. It can also help clinicians assess disease severity, evaluate therapeutic effects and adjust the treatment plan accordingly. This primer helps you understand the technology behind and clinical applications of electrodiagnostic tests and what they can do to boost your patient care.
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Acting on an Epidemic

A 43-year-old Caucasian male presented to clinic with an irritated, red and teary right eye ongoing for three days. The patient visited a local urgent care clinic with the same concerns two days prior and was prescribed topical gentamicin TID with no improvement. He also indicated flu-like symptoms weeks prior to the onset of his ocular symptoms, which had since resolved.
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The Tear Film: More Complex Than You May Realize

This summary of the TFOS DEWS II tear film subcommittee report can help you better understand the structure and functions of the tear film, the biophysical and biochemical properties of the tear film in DED—and what it all means in your clinic.
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Breaching the Border

A 47-year-old male presented with a red, irritated left eye one month after being fit in scleral lenses to address visual disturbances from post-LASIK ectasia. He was diagnosed with herpes simplex virus limbitis/stromal keratitis and started on fluorometholone (FML, Allergan) and valacyclovir (Valtrex, GlaxoSmithKline), both BID.
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Look Inside The Current Issue

March 15, 2018


10 Tips and Helpful Hints for Neuro-ophthalmic Disease

Diligent testing and a suspicious mind can go a long way.

Electrodiagnostics in Today’s Practice

More ODs are turning their attention to advanced testing. Here’s what you need to know about this technology.

Test Your Diagnostic Acumen

Do you have what it takes to solve these five puzzlers?

The When and Why of Ordering Blood Work

This is within most OD’s scope of practice—don’t be afraid to use it.


1-Star: Obsessed with My Eyes

Those online reviews can be real knee-slappers—as long as they’re someone else’s.

A Rare Syndrome in Your Chair

Some patients with flu-like symptoms and subretinal inflammation may actually have APMPPE, a disease of the eye with neurological and other systemic manifestations.

A Sign of Trouble

How to locate and identify a telltale finding that could prevent a near-future retinal detachment.

Acting on an Epidemic

Here’s how to approach the clinical diagnosis and management of EKC.

Give Plugs a Chance

Today’s punctal occlusion options can serve more patients than ever.

HA: No Laughing Matter

Most doctors don’t realize the extent to which we have or will have access to hyaluronic acid for dry eye in the United States.

It’s All Primary Eye Care Today

Before, you could only find advanced diagnostics in the secondary care fields. Today, they belong in every practice.

Looking Through the Cracks

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

News Review

Retinal Infarction | Amblyopia Therapy | OD Surgical Fellowship

Scleral Battle: Oblate vs. Prolate

Some doctors prefer to use one scleral lens design over the other. Here’s why.

The Buzz on Electrodiagnostics

While increasingly useful in the clinic, don’t assume coverage is automatic.

The Upside of a Drooping Lid

A series of noninvasive in-office diagnostic tests can take the “grave” out of myasthenia gravis.

This Year’s Model

Technology advances by leaps and bounds but your responsibility remains the same.

Zoster or Imposter?

With a virus known to masquerade, a detailed history and full exam could be your only shot at an early diagnosis.


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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