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This Year’s Model

Walking the exhibit floor at the recent SECO conference, I was struck again by how revolutionary optometric technology has become, especially in glaucoma. A colleague and I stopped to watch a demo of one of the latest OCT devices, which could integrate data and images from retinal nerve fiber layer and ganglion cell layer scans, visual field testing and fundus photography. With the press of one button, serial findings popped up onscreen for instantaneous trend analysis. The device compared the results to a normative database and gave its assessment of the risk of glaucoma. It seemed like you didn’t need to know anything about the disease or the patient to have a pretty good idea of their status.
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A Rare Syndrome in Your Chair

During flu season, everyone does their best to steer clear of symptomatic patients. But every once in a while, they need our help. Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy, for example, is an immune-mediated chorioretinal disease that usually affects young adults—about 40% of whom report influenza-like symptoms prior to the onset of visual symptoms. While uncommon, this white-dot syndrome may end up in your chair. Here’s what you need to know.
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1-Star: Obsessed with My Eyes

These days, any patient who feels they did not have a stellar experience can easily and anonymously decide to burn you—and there are few, if any, repercussions. Even if we have 600 five-star reviews, we all sit there and obsess over the single one-star review like this is the one review that just might take food off the table. And, truth be told, prospective patients do read those low reviews too.
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10 Tips and Helpful Hints for Neuro-ophthalmic Disease

Here are some helpful hints—based on years of experience—to consider when dealing with a potential neuro-ophthalmic disease case. While not a comprehensive review of all the responsibilities and presentations one may encounter, it includes some pitfalls to avoid.
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The Global Burden of Dry Eye

The Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society’s second Dry Eye Workshop report has redefined how we think about dry eye disease (DED) from diagnostic, pathophysiological and management perspectives. This article explores the clinical implications of new findings on the epidemiology of the disease and how they might help us diagnose and manage DED in new or previously diagnosed DED patients. Additionally, it will cover how these new findings further expose the impact of the disease from individual and societal perspectives.
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Look Inside The Current Issue

March 15, 2018


10 Tips and Helpful Hints for Neuro-ophthalmic Disease

Diligent testing and a suspicious mind can go a long way.

Electrodiagnostics in Today’s Practice

More ODs are turning their attention to advanced testing. Here’s what you need to know about this technology.

Test Your Diagnostic Acumen

Do you have what it takes to solve these five puzzlers?

The When and Why of Ordering Blood Work

This is within most OD’s scope of practice—don’t be afraid to use it.


1-Star: Obsessed with My Eyes

Those online reviews can be real knee-slappers—as long as they’re someone else’s.

A Rare Syndrome in Your Chair

Some patients with flu-like symptoms and subretinal inflammation may actually have APMPPE, a disease of the eye with neurological and other systemic manifestations.

A Sign of Trouble

How to locate and identify a telltale finding that could prevent a near-future retinal detachment.

Acting on an Epidemic

Here’s how to approach the clinical diagnosis and management of EKC.

Give Plugs a Chance

Today’s punctal occlusion options can serve more patients than ever.

HA: No Laughing Matter

Most doctors don’t realize the extent to which we have or will have access to hyaluronic acid for dry eye in the United States.

It’s All Primary Eye Care Today

Before, you could only find advanced diagnostics in the secondary care fields. Today, they belong in every practice.

Looking Through the Cracks

A patient’s fundus shows signs of an underlying disease.

News Review

Retinal Infarction | Amblyopia Therapy | OD Surgical Fellowship

Scleral Battle: Oblate vs. Prolate

Some doctors prefer to use one scleral lens design over the other. Here’s why.

The Buzz on Electrodiagnostics

While increasingly useful in the clinic, don’t assume coverage is automatic.

The Upside of a Drooping Lid

A series of noninvasive in-office diagnostic tests can take the “grave” out of myasthenia gravis.

This Year’s Model

Technology advances by leaps and bounds but your responsibility remains the same.

Zoster or Imposter?

With a virus known to masquerade, a detailed history and full exam could be your only shot at an early diagnosis.


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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