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Peel Back the Layers

An epiretinal membrane (ERM) is a fine layer of tissue that forms on the surface of the retina. Because it has contractile properties, the underlying retina can reshape, leading to visual symptoms of blurred vision, metamorphopsia, macropsia or monocular diplopia that do not always improve with refraction. Once an ERM is diagnosed, questions of management and when to refer for retinal surgery are of utmost importance. 
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Playing the Field

Q: A patient complains of vision loss OS and a headache for the past month. Where do I go from here?

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Where are All the Characters?

Have you ever thought about what makes you special? Or have you fallen into the trap of conformity that comes from the uniformity of your schooling and continuing education? Back in the day, each optometry school had a personality and was staffed by personalities; you could almost tell which school ODs attended by their knowledge and application of it. 


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The Canary in the Coalmine

The last 20 years have provided myriad contact lens innovations, including daily disposal modalities, silicone hydrogel technology and water gradient contact lenses, hyaluronic acid for tear retention and new preservative-free solutions. And yet the contact lens dropout rate has not changed. Many of these patients want to stay in contact lenses, but we’re missing the early signs of ocular surface diseases such as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), blepharitis and dry eye disease (DED) that are thwarting comfort. 

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A Tale of Two States

The battle in Oklahoma shows just how far optometry has come, and how much it has to lose.

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August 15, 2018


Dissecting the Soft Contact Lens

The quest for comfort goes beneath the surface.

Play a Part in Postoperative Glaucoma Care

For every procedure our patients undergo, optometrists must develop a follow-up routine. Here’s how to get started.

Polish Up Your Practice: Today’s Contact Lens Surfaces

Sometimes it pays to be superficial—at least when it comes to contact lens advances. These surface treatments can increase patient comfort.

Scleral Lenses: Boom, Don't Bust

These strategies can help you prevent a scleral lens complication surge in your practice.

Take Dry Eye Therapy to the Next Level

Here’s how to up your game when treating even the most severe dry eye patient.

The Compromised Cornea: Take Cover

Bandage contact lenses are crucial for corneal protection, but can present both clinical and coding challenges. Here’s what you need to know.


A Knuckle Sandwich in the Eye

A patient reports blurry vision after a blow to the eye. What was the damage?

A Little of This, A Little of That

A new patient presents with two findings associated with optic nerve disease. Well, maybe two.

A Tale of Two States

The battle in Oklahoma shows just how far optometry has come, and how much it has to lose.

Corneal—and Coding—Protection

Billing for a bandage contact lens is simple—until it isn’t. Here’s how to do it correctly.

Emmetropia isn’t Perfect

Hyperopia is expected at distance. This month, we explore its purpose and why it exists in the visual process.

Keep an Eye on NAION

A promising new study is enrolling. Here’s how you can be a part of it.

Peel Back the Layers

Managing patients with an epiretinal membrane often requires patience—and knowing when the time is right to refer.

Playing the Field

Keep an open mind when dealing with tricky neuro cases.

Starting From Scratch

Seasonal allergies became a major issue for one patient who chose to self-treat.

The Canary in the Coalmine

The first dry eye signs typically appear in contact lens wearers—a prime opportunity for ODs to step in and catch it early.

The Cut After Colonization

When patients have resistant organisms, should clinicians be resistant to LASIK?

The Dry Eye Misalignment

If dry eye comes with headaches, neck/shoulder pain and eyestrain, it may be trigeminal dysphoria.

Trauma Drama

Ocular injuries can sometimes be a bloody mess. Here’s how to handle them in four steps.

Where are All the Characters?

Kids these days need to step up their game to spice up this profession.


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.


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Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

May/June 2018
  • Get Started with Sclerals

    If you’re new to sclerals, don’t worry. This start-up guide can help you learn how best to approach a scleral lens fitting.
  • Foggy with No Chance of Moisture

    This article discusses the causes of these two frustrating complications in scleral lens wear—and how you can combat them in your practice.
  • Post-keratoplasty: Consider Sclerals

    Many post-keratoplasty patients experience issues with soft or GP contact lens options. In these cases, scleral lenses may be able to help.
  • Why Contact Lens Care Still Matters

    We can serve our contact lens patients best by understanding the spectrum of lens care options and how to educate wearers.
  • Lend Color to the Fit

    This case highlights one of the common challenges associated with switching a soft lens aphakic patient to GPs: comfort.
  • CXL: A First-line Therapy for Keratoconus

    Today’s access to CXL shatters the binary treatment path and opens the door to a whole new mindset and therapy regimen.

Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - June 2018