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After collating data from ophthalmology and optometry practices in Birmingham, Ala., researchers found that roughly 25% of 1,288 eyes deemed normal based on the most recent dilated fundus exam had characteristics of age-related macular degeneration on fundus photography, as identified by trained raters.
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Caring for Patients With Brain Injury

A “silent epidemic.” That’s how traumatic brain injury (TBI) was described in the 1990s. Today, with conservative estimates of 2.8 million Americans suffering a TBI every year and accounting for 10% of Americans with disabilities, it’s hardly silent anymore. From sports-related concussion to military TBI, it’s better recognized and often covered in the lay media. It’s also more prevalent in optometric practice. Approximately 50% of the brain’s neural circuitry is dedicated to vision, and 75% of TBI patients will experience visual symptoms. Given the strong prevalence and impact on vision, optometrists should be familiar with the basics of TBI and its management.
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Beginner’s Luck

An 11-year-old Caucasian male reported to the office for a routine eye examination. He explained that his general practitioner wanted him to get his first eye exam after reporting some blur in his left eye over the last month. His systemic and ocular histories were unremarkable and he denied having allergies of any kind. Click below for more.
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Be a Hero to Your HSVK Patients

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a major health concern. This is evidenced by the epidemic of genital herpes and the enhanced acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus associated with HSV. Its prevalence in the ocular world is just as strong, with HSV keratitis (HSVK) standing as the leading infectious cause of corneal blindness among developed nations, primarily because of its recurrent nature. Here, you’ll find a review of HSVK, including proper differential diagnosis and contemporary antiviral medical management. 
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Red Disease: Is it Haunting Your Glaucoma Diagnoses?

Technological changes are continually improving our diagnostics and clinical care, especially for patients with glaucoma. Yet, technologies such as automated perimetry, tonometry and optical coherence tomography (OCT) come with a few drawbacks, the most important of which is the risk of misinterpreting the data due to false positives and false negatives. Here, we discuss the ramifications of red disease and overtreatment for patients with glaucoma.
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July 15, 2017

Features

10-2 Visual Field Testing: A Tool for All Glaucoma Stages

This diagnostic tool is a must for detecting paracentral and visual field defects close to fixation in glaucoma, even the early-moderate stage.

Be a Hero to Your HSVK Patients

It is important for ODs to have a thorough understanding of this sight-threatening disease.

Caring for Patients With Brain Injury

More often than not, TBI affects a patient’s vision, and ODs must be prepared to evaluate and manage this population.

Glaucoma Surgery: Are You Ready to Refer?

Surgery is inevitable for many patients with glaucoma. These tips can help you refer when the time is right—and comanage after the fact.

Looking to the Future of Glaucoma Treatment

A trio of new therapies is poised to change how ODs fight the disease.

Mastering MIGS: Today and Tomorrow

These procedures have changed the glaucoma treatment landscape—and more are on the way. Here’s a primer for ODs.

2017 Office Design Contest

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Departments

5 Steps to Better Glaucoma Care

Optometry has to take the lead with glaucoma, especially with recent advancements.

Decoding MIGS Coding

Clinicians must know how to code for these novel additions when comanaging glaucoma surgical patients.

Every Picture Tells a Story

Studies suggest imaging is fruitful in cases of isolated palsies, regardless of whether neurological symptoms are present.

Hitting a Nerve

Here’s what you need to know about the newest technology approved for dry eye disease therapy.

Lymphocytes on the Loose

Most anterior uveitis arises from systemic causes. Make the connection and you’ll be better equipped to quickly and accurately distinguish etiologies.

News Review

AMD | Cognitive Decline | Contact Lenses | Pediatrics

Not Just Another Headache

Migraine is the most common disabling brain disorder. Are you ready to help these patients?

Prescribe with Laser Focus

Know how to pair drugs with associated procedures.

The More Things Change…

Glaucoma care has flourished in recent decades, but still can’t crack its toughest challenge.

What a Pain!

The profession fights to expand and maintain its privileges at every turn—they’re vital to providing care. Don’t take your DEA license for granted.

Who’s the Boss?

Spoiler alert: it isn’t you. So tread carefully.

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