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Put a Lid on CL Discomfort

Contact lens–induced dry eye, or CLIDE, gives name to the individual who has no symptoms of dry eye without contact lenses but is symptomatic during contact lens wear. Although CLIDE is not traditionally associated with primary dry eye, contact lens discomfort may be an early symptom of a compromised tear film. Let’s discuss why this occurs and how to promote healthier, more comfortable contact lens wear. 

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The Handbook of Ocular Disease Management

Now in digital form, it’s even easier for you to read and use in daily practice. All the content from the 2016 edition of the Handbook is included here, easily searchable by category through the navigation bar at the top or the links to related content in each article. We encourage you to explore!
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Identifying Systemic Sources of Uveitis

Approximately 40% to 50% of all uveitis cases are caused by an underlying systemic condition. We recognize some of the clinical variability among etiologies, but our findings don’t always mean what we think. While lab studies are sometimes critical for diagnosis, ordering a huge battery of tests is neither cost effective nor particularly useful. This article reviews the signposts we can use to whittle our differential diagnosis down to a smaller set of conditions prior to testing. Because anterior uveitis accounts for 70% of cases, it is the primary focus of this review.

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An Atlas of Conjunctival and Scleral Anomalies

This atlas highlights the clinical presentations of some of the most common conjunctival and scleral anomalies so you can quickly identify them in your chair. Prompt diagnosis and treatment will ensure your patients are on the road to recovery in no time.
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Build a Specialty Contact Lens Clinic From the Ground Up

Building a niche practice—any niche—is a challenging process that can yield emotional and financial rewards. A specialty contact lens practice comes with its own unique challenges, including managing the medical condition of a patient, navigating complex insurance coverage and designing and dispensing a custom product. My team and I have learned a lot from our experiences building our contact lens practice, and each year we find ourselves a little further ahead. 
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Look Inside The Current Issue

November 15, 2016

Features

All In On Dry Eye

How one practice turned its focus to patients with MGD and built a successful dry eye center.

An Atlas of Conjunctival and Scleral Anomalies

Become familiar with the common clinical presentations of these anterior segment ailments.

Build a Specialty Contact Lens Clinic From the Ground Up

Now is the time to invest in this ever-growing area of expertise—your patients and your practice will thank you.

Expand Your Toolbox: Integrate Low Vision Into Your Practice

Increase patient satisfaction—and your practice’s bottom line—by serving this growing patient population.

Four Steps to Incorporating Diabetes Care

You don’t need to be an expert to make treating and managing this significant systemic condition a priority in your practice.

Identifying Systemic Sources of Uveitis

Nearly half of all uveitis cases are caused by systemic disease. Learn the root causes and improve—sometimes save—the lives of your patients.

Initiating a Successful Glaucoma Practice

Glaucoma is on the rise, and now is the time to embrace these patients in your practice.

Working With the Kids Is Alright

A day in the life of a pediatric optometrist.

Departments

Don’t Overlook The Obvious

Providing the best care to your patients is also a huge practice builder.

Double Vision

Can patients see you as both a generalist and a specialist? With a little finesse, it can be done.

More Than Just Foggy Glasses

Blurred vision and no known previous ocular or systemic history—a tough case.

More Than Meets the Eye

When a patient’s third nerve palsy resolves, the findings on follow up reveal panuveitis secondary to systemic disease.

News Review

Retinal Changes | Corneal Scarring | Politics in Practice | Cat-scratch Disease

Oh, How I Wish

You can’t always get what you want, but maybe one day you will meet a genie in a bottle. Be prepared with your list of demands.

Orange and Green at UM

Can this patient’s medical history help explain his fading vision?

Product Review

Diagnostic Technology: Orbscan 3 | Microperimeter | Corneal Shape Analyzer

Spotting the Risk: From RP to RD

When a post-op cataract patient experiences retinal detachment, is there a chance it was due to retinitis pigmentosa?

The Other Other Viral Infection

Just because a condition is a “zebra” doesn’t mean you’ll never see it.

When the Pain Won’t Go Away

Early diagnosis is key to helping patients overcome ocular neuropathic pain associated with dry eye disease.

The Challenge of Vector-borne Disease

Many epidemiologists believe the emergence and spread of Zika and other arboviruses was inevitable. Optometrists must now care for those affected.

E-Newsletters

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.

Continuing Education

November 2016 • 2.00 Credits

Identifying Systemic Sources of Uveitis

October 2016 • 2.00 Credits

Controversies in Glaucoma Care

September 2016 • 2.00 Credits

Top 100 Drugs: Which Are Your Patients Taking?

August 2016 • 2.00 Credits

Controlling Diabetes with Oral Agents

Additional Publications

Jobs

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Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

November 2016

Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - November 2016