Today's Spotlight

Grab BKC by the Horns

A six-year-old Caucasian male presented with severe blepharokeratoconjunctivitis (BKC) associated with photophobia, watering, irritation and reduced acuity. He had significant corneal insult with vascularization and scarring. What are my options?

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Don’t Run Afoul of Imaging Rules

As technology for retinal imaging improves, the very nature of the retinal exam continues to change. While the standard of care remains the dilated eye examination to assess retinal health, better image capture technology and even the advent of artificial and augmented intelligence are changing the way optometrists approach diagnostic testing for retinal conditions.  

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COVID Collateral

I examined a uveitis patient with a concerning medical history in the early weeks of the COVID-19 crisis. Is there a link, and how aggressively should I be treating him? 
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Racing the Rundle Against Thyroid Eye Disease

Recent new advances in therapeutic options provide promising options to treat the proptosis, inflammation and diplopia that can cause significant patient morbidity in TED.
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Tracing Clues Back to Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited diseases involving progressive retinal degeneration of retinal pigmented epithelial cells and photoreceptors. The disease affects approximately one in 3,000 to 5,000 people without sex predilection and requires frequent examination. Inheritance patterns of RP are most often autosomal recessive (AR), autosomal dominant (AD) and X-linked.

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July 15, 2020

Features

A Practical Approach to Angle-closure

Learn to triage these patients and how to intervene appropriately with in-office treatments or swift referrals as needed.

Glaucoma: The Perils of Progression

Controlling this disease requires a long-term, fluid management plan. These six tips can help you navigate the complicated road ahead.

Optometry’s Role in the Diabetes Epidemic

If you can get all patients—but especially those at risk—to focus on these five lifestyle modifications, the benefits would be immense.

Satisfying the Complicated Presbyope

Concurrent issues such as dry eye, prior surgery or binocular disorders can compromise visual quality. Optometrists can help restore it.

Seven Ways Glaucoma Care is Changing

Better drugs, safer surgeries, smarter diagnostics and new approaches are easing the burden on patients—and their ODs.

What’s Your Disc Diagnosis?

These cases can help you better differentiate tough optic disc abnormalities.

Departments

A Bitter Pill

Taking the profit out of contact lens sales looks to be devastating. But could it also be liberating?

An Optic Neuritis Outlier

This condition, as well as MS, can still affect patients outside the typical age demographic.

Coding a Suspect

The rules differ when monitoring a patient who hasn’t converted to glaucoma—yet.

Glaucoma Updates Post-COVID

The pandemic hasn’t slowed progress in new care options.

He Kept His Eye on the Ball

A patient develops worsening near vision three years after a blunt trauma.

Navigating Retinal Necrosis

This rare, acute disorder can be tied to a number of systemic diseases.

PPE: Tales From the Trenches

These safety measures have proven tricky, but I’ve got a few pointers.

Riboflavin vs. Rose Bengal

When considering photodynamic therapy, make sure to evaluate the efficacy of each photosensitizer.

RVOs: Detour Ahead

The formation of collateral vessels may help you understand the severity of the occlusion.

When Facial Paralysis Strikes

Diagnosing and managing Bell’s palsy requires optometrists to rule out any underlying condition that could be triggering a patient’s signs and symptoms.

E-Newsletters

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.

Additional Publications

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

May/June 2020

Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - June 2020