Clinical Quandaries

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

Getting the Lay of the Land

Before cataract surgery, detect problems and ensure proper calculations with corneal topography.
10/15/2017

Headbanger’s Ball

A patient experiences vertical double vision following a recent fall, but the neuroimaging is normal. What’s causing his diplopia?
09/15/2017

Buried and Benign

Drusen can be associated with field loss. Does this justify lowering IOP? The literature offers no recourse.
08/15/2017

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.
07/15/2017

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

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