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A Field Guide to Retinal Holes and Tears

Retinal defects come in different shapes and sizes and may be either partial or full thickness. Their causes are equally varied. What follows is a pictorial, instructive guide depicting and describing various types of retinal holes and tears, their possible etiologies and management strategies. 
 
  
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How to Stay One Step Ahead of AMD

Optometrists can truly stay ahead of AMD if they change the way they approach the disease, by identifying AMD risk during routine examinations and by using a new diagnostic tool, dark adaptation, which can identify the earliest functional biomarker of AMD.  
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Diabetes: Today and Tomorrow

More Americans are being diagnosed with diabetes mellitus every day and are in need of medical eye care to prevent sight loss. It is vital optometrists understand the pathways in which diabetic retinopathy (DR) develops, current management options and new and upcoming tools to detect DR. Will you be up-to-date on the latest technological advances and research? 
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Coding the “Diabetic” Eye Exam

The “diabetic eye exam” is a frequently discussed topic at optometric conferences. But I really don’t know why because no such thing exists. We can provide a comprehensive ophthalmic exam for a patient with diabetes in the absence of diabetic retinopathy using codes 920X4 as medical policy guidance provides. This, of course, is where the devil is in the details and where our ethics as providers come into play.

 

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Tame the Swelling

Intravitreal pharmacotherapy has expanded the treatment options for macular edema associated with vascular retinopathies such as RVO. Such a treatment protocol can provide substantial visual and structural improvements. 
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June 15, 2019

Features

A Field Guide to Retinal Holes and Tears

Review the clinical appearance of these elusive conditions.

Diabetes: Today and Tomorrow

A deep dive into the latest research and drug development that’s influencing eye care for these patients.

How to Stay One Step Ahead of AMD

New diagnostic tools can help you ID suspects and initiate preventative measures.

My Patient Has Scleritis...Now What?

The initial diagnosis may be quick, but that’s only the beginning. Follow these steps to discover the root cause and set yourself on the right track for a successful outcome.

The Real-World Cataract Evaluation

For better post-op visual function and quality of life, bring the ‘real world’ into your cataract evaluation.

Departments

Losing Patience… and Patients

To make a dent in the diabetes epidemic, you need to tackle sensitive topics head-on.

Breathing Room for the Nerve

Advanced glaucoma and advanced vascular disease pose challenges, but can be managed.

Choose Your Doors Wisely

What patient care opportunities are knocking?

Coding the “Diabetic” Eye Exam

Doing it the wrong way could put you in the line of fire.

Dry Eye Therapy: Getting Nosy

A review of the science behind nasal stimulation can help you understand the new tech targeting the trigeminal nerve.

Keeping in Contact

A 27-year-old female presented to office urgently with a red, painful left eye of three days’ duration.

Palsy Conundrum

Gain insight into hyperkinetic eyelid movement disorders.

Replenish the Epithelium

Patients with limbal stem cell deficiency may require surgical intervention to protect against severe adverse events.

Sizing Up Strabismus

While exotropia isn’t the most common in young patients, here’s how to approach it if it presents.

Sugar Coated

A patient with diabetes and hypertension presents with blur and photophobia. Can you connect the dots?

Sunny With a Chance of No-shows

Patients, like the weather, can be fickle. Together, they can really drive you crazy.

Tame the Swelling

Intravitreal pharmacotherapy is changing the treatment landscape for patients with macular edema and RVO.

The Lesser of Two Evils

Acanthamoeba keratitis patients may still be able to have refractive surgery but each procedure poses risks.

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.

Continuing Education

June 2019 • 2.00 Credits

The Real-World Cataract Evaluation

May 2019 • 2.00 Credits

Visual Fields in the era of OCT

April 2019 • 2.00 Credits

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