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The New New

So, the country is slowly but surely evolving from the hide-in-your-attic, the-sky-is-falling, why-should-I-pay-for-a-year’s-supply-of-contact-lenses-when-we-are-all-going-to-die mentality.

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Rescuing the Retina

The retina is one of the great opportunities for our profession, with exciting developments improving our ability to help patients with sight-threatening pathologies.

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Profit and Loss

Optometry is one of the few remaining professions with a still-vibrant culture of single-doctor private practices, giving its practitioners a chance to live out the classic “hang a shingle” mode of making a living. Or at least it used to be a thriving part of optometry. More ODs are turning away from private practice ownership and opting instead to choose a paycheck over a P&L statement.

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End of the Line for EBMD

Over the years our understanding of EBMD has matured, as has our ability to diagnose and manage it. Here, we review causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Spot the Subtleties

A 76-year-old Caucasian female with moderately advanced open-angel glaucoma, OD>OS was initially seen in 2007, at which point she was undiagnosed. At that visit, her optic nerve appearances warranted further evaluation, which confirmed she was a glaucoma suspect without frank structural and functional glaucomatous damage.

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June 15, 2021


Be a Retina Referral Rock Star

ODs can—and should—take the lead on screening and monitoring routine cases, only sending to specialists the patients that truly need advanced care.

Understanding Today’s Progressives

Help patients choose and use these lenses with fewer hassles and greater success.

Diagnosis of Bilateral, Combined Hamartomas of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium in a Pediatric Patient

All individuals with these lesions require careful eye examinations and a detailed case history.

Get Serious About Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists may present an effective option for early intervention.

Multimodal Imaging of Choroidal Melanoma with Submacular Fluid

While rare, arm yourself with the techniques needed to detect this dangerous condition.

Retina Care: The Next Wave

Fifteen years into the anti-VEGF era, protocols are evolving to improve outcomes, reduce treatment burden or both. Here’s what’s new and what’s coming soon.

Stroke of the Eye: Are You Prepared?

When retinal arterial occlusion strikes, you and the patient have only a few hours to act if you want the best odds of preserving vision.

What to Do When It’s Not AMD

Learn how to identify and diagnose the multitude of other macular dystrophies and degenerations.


Five Easy Pieces

Follow these steps to increase your dry eye diagnostic accuracy.

Bring the Retina into View

The often forgotten is now in focus.

Burn, Baby, Burn

It is essential to determine the nature of a chemical injury when faced with this ocular emergency.

Don’t Feed the Hand that Bites You

Manage your glaucoma patients to the best of your ability before initiating a referral that may ultimately do more harm than good.

Dredging Up the Past

Evident scarring and a telltale history point to the diagnosis.

IOP Control: Time to Play Offense?

Interventional glaucoma allows optometrists to minimize the treatment burden for our patients.

Not a BRITE Idea

Beware this severe complication from a rare cosmetic procedure.

Profit and Loss

Who wins and who loses as optometrists choose employment over entrepreneurship?

Rescuing the Retina

Innovations are expanding optometry’s role in care as specialists find themselves overburdened and demand piles up.

Space: the Final Frontier

Where appropriate, work cheiroscopic tracing into your workup to get a better handle of the case in your chair.

The New New

More and more people are getting vaccinated—you know what that means.

The Plot Thickens

When a patient’s clinical outlook changes radically, so too should your approach to differential diagnosis.

Through Thick and Thin

Drug improves endothelial function but also yields corneal edema.

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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 2021 • 2.00 Credits

What To Do When It's Not AMD

May 2021 • 2.00 Credits

Get to Know HZO

April 2021 • 2.00 Credits

A New Consensus on Keratoconus

March 2021 • 2.00 Credits

How to Conduct a Good Dry Eye Assessment

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