Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Experts address questions on anterior segment disease care and contact lens fitting. Edited by Joseph P. Shovlin, OD.

Breaking Down Resistance

While non-responsiveness to drugs like acyclovir during herpes simplex treatment is rare, doctors must know how to proceed if they run into this problem.
11/20/2018

Delaying the Inevitable

With persistent epithelial defects, referring to a specialist may ultimately be the best option.
10/15/2018

Third Time’s the Charm?

Two graft failures later and a patient is running out of options.
09/15/2018

The Cut After Colonization

When patients have resistant organisms, should clinicians be resistant to LASIK?
08/15/2018

Fend Off the Supervillain

Here’s how to protect a vulnerable cornea from opportunistic threats that might make a bad situation even worse.
06/15/2018

Concentrate on Povidone-iodine

Its standard of care has been in place for decades, but a lower concentration could provide steady results with less toxicity.
05/15/2018

Trouble with Thygeson’s

Management for these cases can be quick if done right. However, an exact cause for the disease is still elusive.
04/15/2018

Scleral Battle: Oblate vs. Prolate

Some doctors prefer to use one scleral lens design over the other. Here’s why.
03/15/2018

Don’t Stress

Endothelial blebs be a sign of a problematic scleral lens fit. Here’s what you should do to avoid them.
02/15/2018

Heroes and Shields

Because VKC occurs mostly in children, swift, aggressive treatment is crucial.
01/15/2018

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December 14-15, 2018

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 Monarch Hotel, Dana Point, CA
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