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10 Tips from an Orthokeratology Expert

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is one of the more challenging treatment modalities in an eye care practitioner’s toolbox, especially considering effective myopia control treatment needs to begin by the age of six or seven. As challenging as these young patients may be, treating them with corneal reshaping can be immensely rewarding. Orthokeratology has grown dramatically internationally; in China, for example, close to two million ortho-k lenses have been fabricated. However, less than 300,000 lenses have been dispensed in the United States—less than 1% market share of the entire contact lens industry.
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Read the Retinal Vasculature Like a Pro

When investigating suspected retinal disease, it can sometimes be difficult to discern the role played by the vasculature, in part because of how unique it is to each patient. The patterns of our retinal vessels are as distinctive and idiosyncratic as fingerprints, which is why retina scans can be used as a high-tech identification tool. Here is a guided tour of the blood vessels and structures surrounding the retina, as well as an explanation of the congenital anomalies associated with each structure.
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Product Review

A look at some of the latest product offerings in eye care. 
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Red-eyed and Blue

A 22-year-old black female reported to the office with a chief complaint of pain in her left eye for one week. She explained that it started hurting after she participated in an experiment involving the installation of electrodes to her left eye. Her systemic and ocular histories were unremarkable. She denied allergies of any kind.

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CLs Beyond Vision Correction: Connecting to the Internet of Things

With today’s exponential advancement of technology, contact lenses are evolving in much the same way telephones have over the past few years. Contact lenses are now moving beyond simply correcting refractive error into the category of “smart contact lenses.” In vision correction, contact lenses may soon deliver adaptations that will transform the perceived world of both wearer and prescriber. Let’s review what’s in the works with smart contact lenses and discuss the implications for consumers and eye care professionals.
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Look Inside The Current Issue

February 15, 2017

Features

Are You Missing These Optic Nerve Disorders?

Understanding the pathophysiology of the anomaly is key to proper diagnosis.

CLs Beyond Vision Correction: Connecting to the Internet of Things

Smart contact lenses might appear in your office sooner than you think. Here’s what’s ahead and how it might impact your practice.

Dry Eye: A Young Person’s Disease?

The literature shows symptoms are no longer limited to older patients. Here’s what that means for your practice.

Eyesight to the Blind: The Promise of Retinal Prosthetics

The team that developed the Argus II implant explains the state of the art.

Read the Retinal Vasculature Like a Pro

Experts describe the causes and contours of congenital arteriovenous anomalies.

Reinventing Glaucoma Therapy

The advent of sustained-release drug delivery systems may finally break through the compliance barrier. Here’s a preview of what’s coming next.

See the Future at SECO 2017

Optometrists can stay ahead of the curve with more than 200 CE courses at this year’s conference.

Stem Cells: The Future of Corneal Rehabilitation

Modern science can provide replacements for dead tissue that’s been historically complicated to replace.

Departments

A Quick Snip to Confirm GCA

Be prepared to comanage patients in need of a temporal artery biopsy.

A Real Dog of a Diagnosis

When a patient’s vision is blurry even after cataract surgery, check the retina.

Binocularity, How Sacred Art Thou?

Easily obtained single binocular vision is certainly a priority. But its achievement isn’t always the best end goal for the patient.

Got Milk?

A patient presents with bilateral vision loss and nothing obvious to explain it. What gives? It could be a milky nuclear sclerotic cataract.

If You Can’t Beat ’Em, Join ’Em

You optometry bullies know who you are, and I have a plan to get back on top.

Is it Time to Drop the Drops?

Postoperative cataract care is becoming more user-friendly, but the jury remains undecided regarding “dropless” surgery.

Managing a Cat-tastrophe

A bacterial infection transferred from a pet can lead to urgent eye issues.

News Review

Technology | Concussions | Contact Lens Survey | 21st Century Cures Act

Product Review

Contact Lenses | Contact Lens Care | Dispensing Equipment | Cosmeceuticals

Red-eyed and Blue

A patient presents with pain in her left eye for one week. Could an experiment involving the installation of electrodes to her left eye be the culprit?

The ‘Eye-tech’ Practice

In 2017, expect new technologies with potential to change eye care and patient’s lives.

Ups and Downs of Innovation

Beware of these common pitfalls when integrating new technology into your practice.

We Have the Technology

Our innovation issue celebrates science with a look at medical breakthroughs here today and on the way.

Welcome to the Office

When new patients give you a try, use all the tools at your disposal to display confidence.

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

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