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2019 SECO Daily - Friday

The Friday edition of the SECO Daily includes a review of the day's Special Session, "See the Vision of Tomorrow Forum," and courses on treating corneal ulcers and keratoconus. The exhibit hall ribbon cutting what a must-attend event too. Don't miss the previews of what's in store for the rest of the conference, including a sneak peek of courses and key lectures. 
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2019 SECO Daily - Thursday

The Thursday edition of the SECO Daily includes a review of the Armed Forces Optometric Society's Annual Meeting, which took place Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday's COVD course on vision therapy. Don't miss the previews of what's in store for the rest of the conference, including a sneak peek of courses and key lectures. 
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Beyond the Phoropter

It’s not a typical day in the office without a parent asking, “Does my child really need glasses?” When working with a patient with 2.00D of myopia, the answer is obvious, but what about when even you’re not sure if you should prescribe or hold off for another year? While there are some guidelines to help us make this decision, we also have our own clinical experience to rely on when making the final call.

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Making the Grade

Q: I have been seeing a patient with mild cataracts for routine care, and he has been finicky about every one of his contact lens and spectacle prescriptions. I referred him for a cataract evaluation, and the surgeon implanted a multifocal lens. The patient is very unhappy. What went wrong?

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The Telephone is Ringing…

With the New Year, changes come to Evaluation & Management (E&M) coding this year and beyond. With simplification to Medicare policies regarding E&M service, we will see a few of these implemented beginning January 1, 2019.

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Features

A Light in the DARC: Seeing Glaucoma Before it Strikes

This cutting-edge technology could give us a window into the disease earlier in its course—shifting treatment ahead and possibly preventing vision loss.

Bioengineering the Retinal Pigment Epithelium

New stem cell-based therapies are paving the way for age-related macular degeneration treatment.

Can We Lower IOP with Glasses?

Researchers are finding shocking new ways to employ electro-stimulation.

How to Succeed in Plaquenil Screenings

The spectrum of OCT findings associated with the medication can make incorporating the 2016 guidelines harder than you think. Here’s help.

Iontophoresis: Wave of the Future?

A low-level electrical current may turbo-charge topical drug delivery to the eye.

Take a Clinical Approach to Anterior Uveitis

The ultimate goal is to narrow down symptoms to effective treatment.

The Neurologic Exam, Step-by-step

This case-based review will help you assess beyond each patient’s visual presentation and uncover key clinical signs of neurologic dysfunction.

While You Were Sleeping

A new phototherapeutic contact lens, worn overnight, could effectively address diabetic retinopathy progression.

Departments

‘Further Research is Needed’

It’s both a mantra and a cliché—and also an important reminder to practicing clinicians.

Beyond the Phoropter

Are glasses always necessary? It takes more than just the numbers to make that call.

Cutting Out Calcifications

Concretions don’t often need excision, but here’s what to expect when they do.

Grow Some Nerve

A new treatment holds promise for helping patients with neurotrophic keratitis.

Headbanger’s Flaw

This 33-year-old patient experienced blurred vision three months after an automobile accident in which she sustained head trauma. Can you identify the cause?

If Only They Had Asked

Complications can and do occur, though some can be averted.

Let's Get Medical

This is the year to embrace medical optometry or even consider a specialty.

Making the Grade

Type A personalities can get an F if their treatment expectations are not kept in check.

Making the Leap

Avoiding corneal touch whenever possible when fitting scleral lenses helps minimize the risk of long-term ocular damage.

Serous Business

CSR can be treated a number of different ways—but should it be?

Summon Some Courage

Jury duty isn’t so bad when you can’t weasel out of it—and remember, it could always be worse.

The Telephone is Ringing…

A new year brings new rules—make sure you know what your carriers expect when it comes to telehealth services.

What's in Your Head?

How can this patient’s presentation and MRI explain his vision loss?

E-Newsletters

Practice Pearls

Expert clinician Paul Karpecki, OD, provides practical insights and management strategies for a wide array of ocular conditions.

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 2018 • 2.00 Credits

Dry Eye Disease: Know Your Comorbidities

October 2018 • 2.00 Credits

The ABCs of Radiologic Testing

September 2018 • 2.00 Credits

Slaying the Giant Cell Arteritis

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Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

January/February 2019

Women in Optometry

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