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Say Hii to Xiidra

In mid-July, the FDA finally approved a new drug for the treatment of signs and symptoms of DED: Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution 5%, Shire Pharmaceuticals). It is the first in a new class of drugs known as lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) antagonists.
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Combating Bacterial Keratitis

Patients with infectious keratitis typically present urgently with sudden onset of pain, photophobia and redness. The degree of discomfort and light sensitivity may make examination challenging, and more aggressive presentations may result in permanent corneal scarring, loss of vision or even the loss of the globe. All this is enough to unsettle even a seasoned practitioner. However, with enough knowledge and careful attention to the details in presentation, successful treatment and preservation of the patient’s vision can be achieved in the majority of cases. 
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When Isn’t it Allergy Season?

In my home state of West Virginia, we have mold when it’s damp, grass when it’s dry, trees and ragweed—you pretty much know the enemy so you can pre-medicate yourself into a post nasal drip stupor all year. In my new state, Texas, there is nothing to block the wind, so every time someone cleans their hacienda in Juarez, we all get sick in Dallas. 
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Second Chances

One thing that struck me while working on our special 125th anniversary issue—published last month—is just how pivotal optometrists were in the development of contact lenses. There’s an entire story about it in that issue. Decades of achievement came at the hands of ODs. 
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Two is Better Than One

Combining MIGS with cataract surgery, or performing them as standalone procedures, potentially provides powerful IOP lowering and a greater safety profile than traditional filtration surgeries. The Kahook Dual Blade (New World Medical) is yet another device that has recently made its debut in the world of MIGS. 
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Look Inside The Current Issue

August 15, 2016


Controlling Diabetes with Oral Agents

Systemic meds are essential allies when fighting this condition and its ocular effects. To provide full-scope care, ODs should understand precisely how they work.

Determining Multifocal Parameters for a Better Fit

Improve multifocal success by selecting the best design for your patient.

Multifocal Sales: Opportunity is Near

With new modalities, materials and designs, don’t bypass this practice-building correction for your presbyopes.

Priorities for Presbyopes: Maintain Comfort and Continuity

Patients are highly motivated to succeed. Don’t let them go home disappointed.

Use Education and Empathy to Connect with Presbyopes

Focusing on visual system changes and setting realistic expectations can empower patients to succeed in multifocal lenses.


Combating Bacterial Keratitis

You can neutralize these sight-threatening infections with prompt diagnosis and aggressive therapy.

Getting Back in Shape

Practitioners faced with lens flexure should take note of how to solve the problem.

He Never Saw It Coming

A 35-year-old patient woke up without vision in one eye. Can you identify why?

Look Beneath the Lens

Distinguishing between refractive error and ocular compromise is the key to CL—and billing—success.

News Review

Contact lens wear | Optometry Education | Vision Exams | Crosslinking

Say Hii to Xiidra

The first new DED drug in more than 13 years is finally here. How does it work and what are the potential implications for optometry?

Second Chances

Your practice should be filled with multifocal patients by now. Take heart: it still can be.

The Red Menace

A patient presents with a growth in her right eye after strabismus surgery.

Two is Better Than One

A new device, the Kahook Dual Blade, could improve IOP lowering and safety in MIGS.

When Isn’t it Allergy Season?

You know it’s in full force when a patient recommends you take OTC ketotifen drops BID OU.


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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