Today's Spotlight

Little Occlusion Goes a Long Way

One of the most common ocular findings following an acquired brain injury, such as stroke, is diplopia. Not only is it disorienting for the patient, it also interferes with the rehabilitation process. Considering improvement immediately following a stroke is essential to the patient’s long-term overall life outcome, eliminating the diplopia is a vital first step. 
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A New Way to Treat GCA?

One of the true emergencies in all of eye care is a patient suffering vision loss from giant cell arteritis (GCA). Vision loss comes in the form of ischemic optic neuropathy or retinal artery occlusion. In many cases, what begins as unilateral devastating vision reduction quickly progresses to bilaterality and total visual disability for the patient. Treatment is high-dose systemic steroids, either oral or inpatient intravenous infusion. 
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Seeing Stars: How to Diagnose and Manage Migraine

Headaches frequently localize in and around the eyes, and patients who experience them on a recurring basis often present to you, their primary eye care provider, for help. There are myriad reasons why a patient is in your office discussing their headache, and arriving at the proper diagnosis isn’t as straightforward as you might think. 
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Breaking Habits

While new technology is exciting at first glance, it often fails to make a lasting impact in our practices. Many of us forget about new technological advancements, falling back into our comfort zone, particularly with contact lens fits. But early adopters to change will develop the culture of “being ahead of the curve” and reap the rewards of increased revenue for that technology.

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January 15, 2017

Features

A Hands-on Approach to Band Keratopathy

Following this protocol can give ODs control over a vision-threatening condition.

Arm Yourself for Dry AMD

It’s imperative we prepare ourselves with up-to-date information for better care of our patients.

Beyond the Basics: Tackling Amniotic Membrane Therapy Complications

We all know its virtues. Here are the problems that can arise and what you can do to avoid them.

Could This Be Glaucoma?

This patient population is bigger than you think, and knowing when to screen will help you catch even the lesser-known etiologies.

No Insult to Injury: Managing Foreign Body Removal

Here’s what you need to know about this common corneal trauma to yield the best outcomes for your patients.

Recognizing Abnormal Vasculature

A guide to following and educating patients who face this class of sight-threatening diagnoses.

The OD’s Guide to Managing Recurrent Corneal Erosion

Whether it’s medical or procedural, optometry can combat this painful condition.

Departments

A New Year in Sight

Setting goals that challenge you personally and professionally yields invaluable experience, growth and excitement.

Contain That Ulcer

It’s an emergency when a Pseudomonas ulcer involves the limbus, and prompt treatment is crucial to keep it from reaching the sclera.

Cover Your Assets

Patient education is tricky, but I’ve got a system that really works—as long as “huh?” counts as an answer.

Cruisin’ to Heal a Bruisin’

When presented with ecchymosis, how thoroughly should you evaluate before you hand patients the frozen green beans and say, “rest up?”

Fixing a Hole

A patient’s blurry vision may have been spotted on an earlier image.

Give Yourselves a Hand

ODs are taking on more front-line work manipulating ocular tissue rather than merely examining it.

Hone Your Compliance Skills

Know how to establish medical necessity and follow compliance protocols for all your corneal disease patients.

Nerves in a Tight Spot

When a patient presents with suspected cranial pathology, knowing the nooks and crannies the nerves call home can guide you toward a diagnosis.

News Review

Pre-eclampsia | Zika and Glaucoma | Space Flight | Video Games and Low Vision

Product Review

Contact Lenses | Cataract Comanagement | Practice Management

Seeing Halos, No Faith Needed

While temporal artery biopsies are the standard to confirm giant cell arteritis, sonography is a noninvasive alternative.

Smoke (or Vapor) Gets in Your Eyes: Part Two

Traditional pipes, water pipes and electronic cigarettes are highly popular. Are they harming us and our children?

Spotty History

A 65-year-old male presents with blurry vision in his left eye, which he has had for two months.

Tales From TFOS

Ocular surface experts from around the world recently came together to share groundbreaking research.

When You See CME

Approaches to managing this common finding.

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

December 2016 • 2.00 Credits

Advancing Our Knowledge of Dry Eye Disease

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?

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Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

November 2016

Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - November 2016