Clinical Quandaries

Advice on how to handle tricky clinical dilemmas, especially involving comanagement with ophthalmology or another specialty. Edited by Paul C. Ajamian, OD

Look Before You Leap

Some practitioners are ordering OCTs at the drop of a hat if the visual acuity is reduced. But often, all you need to do is dilate.
06/15/2017

A Spectre Over this Sector

Some cases of sector injection are not episcleritis, and you may have to jog your patient’s memory to find the true cause.
05/15/2017

Tonometry: To Dye For?

Even fundamental techniques deserve skepticism and reinvention.
04/15/2017

Getting Some Shut Eye

Complete ptosis can mean you’re dealing with a neurological issue. Get briefed on the work-up and what comes next.
03/15/2017

Got Milk?

A patient presents with bilateral vision loss and nothing obvious to explain it. What gives? It could be a milky nuclear sclerotic cataract.
02/15/2017

Cruisin’ to Heal a Bruisin’

When presented with ecchymosis, how thoroughly should you evaluate before you hand patients the frozen green beans and say, “rest up?”
01/15/2017

Haunted By History

A patient who sought a second opinion reveals telltale findings and a history of scleral buckle.
12/15/2016

Spotting the Risk: From RP to RD

When a post-op cataract patient experiences retinal detachment, is there a chance it was due to retinitis pigmentosa?
11/15/2016

When Your Patient’s Expecting

Pregnancy changes things—especially IOP. But when an expectant mom has glaucoma, how to do you proceed before and after baby?
10/15/2016

Keepin’ it Real

Intraoperative abberometry gives surgeons vital data in real time—while the patient is on the operating table—increasing accuracy.
09/15/2016

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