Pharmaceutical Report

How Antibiotics Work—and Why They Sometimes Don’t

Before reaching for the Rx pad, know the drug, the patient and the disease.
04/15/2017

Anti-inflammatories: Sort Out Your Many Steroids and NSAIDs

With so many medications out there, treatment can get complicated. Here is a rundown of your options and when to use them.
04/15/2017

Glaucoma Therapy: Finding the Right Combination

Understanding the basic pharmacology for each glaucoma medication can help you sort out which ones work well together for combination treatment.
04/15/2017

Dry Eye: Master the Science Beneath the Surface

Learn how inflammatory mediators govern the disease course—and provide an avenue to treatment.
04/15/2017

Resist the Itch: Managing Allergic Conjunctivitis

Flowers may be blooming, but this season leaves many ODs seeing red.
04/15/2017

Pregnancy Precautions: How to Prescribe Safely For New and Expectant Mothers

While patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding make challenging cases for many optometrists, new guidelines may make things easier.
01/15/2016

Managing the Medicine Cabinet

The most common prescription medications pose risks to your patients’ ocular health. Spot them on the chart so you can be prepared to rein in their possible side effects.
01/15/2016

The Mind's Eye: Ocular Complications of Psychotropic Medications

Most optometrists will see patients who take psychoactive drugs. Know the potential ocular side effects and how to manage these patients.
01/15/2016

Which Side Effects are Lurking in the Shadows?

You can’t afford to stay in the dark regarding the ocular and systemic side effects of the most commonly used drugs in America.
02/15/2013

Generics: Friend or Foe?

As new generic ophthalmic agents are introduced, optometrists must be aware of their therapeutic efficacy and safety characteristics before initiating treatment.
03/07/2011

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November 3-5, 2017

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care
Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
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December 1-2, 2017

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