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2019 AAO Show Daily - Wednesday

The Wednesday edition of the AAO Times includes a review of the Armed Forces Optometric Society's Annual Meeting, which took place on Monday and Tuesday. Don't miss the previews of what's in store for the rest of the conference, including sneak peeks of the plenary session, comprehensive courses and more. 
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The Larry Alexander Resident Case Report Contest: When and How To Treat Optic Disc Pit Maculopathy

A patient who presents with congenital optic disc pit (CODP) is at risk for developing optic disc pit maculopathy (ODPM). Despite our current understanding of this complication, no consensus regarding the optimal treatment for ODPM exists. Here, we review the presentation, diagnosis and surgical options for a patient who presented with this condition.

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When Drugs Cause Dry Eye

We all know that dry eye is one of the most common complaints of patients walking into an eye doctor’s office. Dry eye is associated with older age, the female sex and prolonged use of digital screens. It can also be associated with and exacerbated by certain systemic and ocular medications. Understanding which medications may affect dry eye helps practitioners identify, diagnose and treat patients’ dry eye more effectively.

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Challenge Accepted

Shingles has devastated the corneal sensation in one of my patients who has a persistent corneal defect from the resulting neurotrophic cornea. I’ve tried serum tears and amniotic membranes twice to no avail. How should I approach this?
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Pressure on the Surface

As optometrists, we are integral to treating both dry eye disease (DED) and glaucoma at the earliest stages, yet our care is too often reactive. Research shows the comorbidity of DED in patients treated topically for ocular hypertension and glaucoma could be as high as 59%. We have many strategies in our arsenal to help patients get the glaucoma treatments they need without necessarily compromising their ocular surface health. 

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October 15, 2019


An OD's Guide to Visual Processing Disorders

When you suspect your patient’s sight is affected by a neurological issue, be sure to understand the differential diagnosis.

Can You Differentiate These Tough Glaucoma Cases?

Just because it looks like POAG doesn’t mean it is. Here’s how you can get to the bottom of even the most difficult diagnoses.

The Larry Alexander Resident Case Report Contest: When and How To Treat Optic Disc Pit Maculopathy

This rare presentation has both medical and surgical treatment options. Be prepared with comprehensive knowledge of both.

Thyroid Eye Disease In Your Exam Lane

Whether managing associated side effects or referring and comanaging, you are integral to these patients’ care teams.

When 20/20 Isn’t Enough

Patients may be correctable to excellent acuity, but underlying pathology could still distort, interrupt or disturb their vision.

When Drugs Cause Dry Eye

To identify and treat patients more effectively, know these systemic drugs and ocular drops linked to dry eye.


Bad Optics

The easiest way to help almost a billion people is simply to give them a pair of glasses. But that’s only the start.

Be Home Before Dark

Can imaging help find a course of action for a patient with lifelong myopia who is now experiencing progressive vision loss?

Beating 20/Blurry

Acuity is just the tip of the visual health iceberg. Don’t forget to test other aspects of a patient’s visual perception.

Challenge Accepted

Neurotrophic keratopathy can be difficult to manage, but ever-expanding treatment options are enhancing our ability to achieve successful results.

Clean House, But Have a Plan

Hitting the reset button on meds takes a methodical approach.

Eyes Wide Open

Eyelid surgery requires a conservative approach to avoid exposure keratitis.

Facedown Showdown

Everyone agrees timely macular hole intervention is crucial—but post-op positioning is up for debate.

Letters to the Editor

Read this optometrist's reaction to one of our recent columns.

Out of the Blue

Using trypan blue vital dye in cataract surgery could be the difference between success and failure.

Pressure on the Surface

Glaucoma patients using topical therapy often spiral into chronic dry eye. Here’s why.

Put a Red Eye Back in the Pink

Does anything about this patient's presentation help explain why his red eye is getting worse?

Putting Add Power to the Test

Learn more about the monocular estimation method and the fused cross-cylinder test to help manage your binocular vision patients.

Sensory Motor Testing Defined

Know when you need more than a basic exam—and how to code for it.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Sometimes it’s worth hauling your phoropter over to a new building, if only for a little exercise.


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

October 2019 • 2.00 Credits

When Drugs Cause Dry Eye

August 2019 • 2.00 Credits

The Dangers and the Diagnosis of CLMK


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