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A Stroke of Luck

An 82-year-old Hispanic female presented for an evaluation of new visual symptoms. She reported that the day prior, she had seen colorful horizontal lines in the left eye for several hours. The visual phenomenon eventually subsided, and her vision returned to baseline.

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The Cheesier, the Better

Chalazion incision and curettage is effective and safe for patients. Here’s how to get the best results.

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Color Clues

Eye color is a noticeable trait to anyone, but the impact it has for the eyecare provider is novel. While one may notice and appreciate variability in eye color and how it affects physical appearance, to the trained practitioner it may also serve as a harbinger of disease. The roles of both the structure and pigment of the iris have been well-studied features in many ocular disease processes. As such, it is important to take this into consideration when examining the iris, paying close attention to intricacies that may coincide with potentially harmful conditions.

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Not Cut and Dry

A 66-year-old patient with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) presented with new symptoms. What are the best next steps to evaluate, educate and manage?  

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Pen to Paper

We don’t write enough letters. In fact, these days we don’t write any letters at all. And it’s really too bad, isn’t it?

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    Review of Optometry: 2022 Year in Review

    Look Inside The Current Issue

    January 15, 2023


    An Overview of Anterior Segment OCT

    We present the virtues and shortcomings of its clinical applications in angle assessment, corneal disease and contact lens fitting.

    Conquer These OCT Technology Choices and Challenges

    Experts explain device differences to help you determine which factors matter for your clinical purposes and offer advice for successful integration.

    Mechanisms of Myopia: What We Know & What We Wonder

    With an increase in prevalence and severity, there is a growing interest in the pathophysiology of this condition.

    OCT: An Indispensable Tool in Retina Care

    Learn how to use the plethora of clinical data provided by this technology to help detect and assess dozens of posterior segment conditions.

    Seeing Glaucoma Through OCT’s Eye

    The answers to so many of our clinical questions lie in the details; be sure to know what you’re looking at.

    Six Questions About the Role of OCT in Neuro Evaluations

    This technology plays a pivotal role in clinical practice. With answers to these key points, learn how it can help you assess these complex conditions.


    A Stroke of Luck

    This elderly woman was fortunate to have family members by her side when ocular symptoms developed.

    Bouncing Back

    It looks like 2023 could be a blockbuster year for optometry.

    A Reason to SMILE?

    The presence of dry eye complicates a patient’s prospects for refractive surgery. Which procedure is the better option?

    Color Clues

    Iris hue can be a good starting point to determine the potential for disease development.

    Disc Jockey

    This patient’s optic nerve head appearance was concerning. What could create this presentation, and what does it represent?

    Knowing is (Only) Half the Battle

    Sophisticated devices like an OCT will give you a wealth of data on your patient. But you’re the one who decides what to do with it.

    Not Cut and Dry

    Optometrists must continue to discuss the risk of conversion with patients in the early stages of AMD.

    Pen to Paper

    First, I’ll teach you what a letter is. Then, I’ll show you how to write one.

    The Cheesier, the Better

    Chalazion incision and curettage is effective and safe for patients. Here’s how to get the best results.


    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

    Additional Publications

    Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

    November/December 2022
    Women in Optometry

    Women In Optometry continues to be published online, with regular updates on practice design, practice success, news, trends and perspectives. Visit

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