Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

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

Making the Leap

Avoiding corneal touch whenever possible when fitting scleral lenses helps minimize the risk of long-term ocular damage.
02/15/2019

The Latest and Greatest

Newly approved shingles vaccine Shingrix is a viable option for many elderly patients.
12/15/2018

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

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