Optometric Study Center

Managing Uveitis With Steroids and Biologic Agents

The latest developments for this condition are based on underlying immunologic mechanisms. Here’s what that means for your practice.
05/15/2018

Protocols and Pitfalls in Topical Steroid Use

It’s always a balancing act between benefit and side effects. Here’s how to keep patients safe while treating with steroids.
04/15/2018

The When and Why of Ordering Blood Work

This is within most OD’s scope of practice—don’t be afraid to use it.
03/15/2018

Thyroid Disease: A Delicate Balance Disrupted

This diagnosis isn’t as cut-and-dry as you think; be prepared to manage both hyper- and hypothyroid patients.
02/15/2018

Positive Visual Phenomena: Etiologies Beyond the Eye

Prepare to investigate the many non-ocular events that cause patients to see flashes or bright lights.
01/15/2018

The Origins and Management of Contact Lens Discomfort

Understanding how this irritating nuisance develops is the first step toward fighting its deleterious effects.
11/15/2017

Kids and Pharmaceuticals: How to Tailor Your Therapy

Treating infections in a pediatric population can be tricky. These tips and tricks can help.
10/15/2017

Understanding Today's State-of-the-art OCT Technology and Anticipating Tomorrow's

This family of devices has changed the way ODs diagnose and monitor disease. This guide explains when to use which application.
09/15/2017

Time to Update Your Plaquenil Screening Protocols

The sooner you diagnose hydroxychloroquine-induced macular toxicity, the better, and new guidelines can help.
08/15/2017

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.
07/15/2017

Upcoming Events

November 2-4, 2018

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care Arlington
Location:
 The Westin Arlington Gateway
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
Register here

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