February 15, 2019

Features

Innovations in Eye Care

A Light in the DARC: Seeing Glaucoma Before it Strikes

This cutting-edge technology could give us a window into the disease earlier in its course—shifting treatment ahead and possibly preventing vision loss.

Bioengineering the Retinal Pigment Epithelium

New stem cell-based therapies are paving the way for age-related macular degeneration treatment.

Can We Lower IOP with Glasses?

Researchers are finding shocking new ways to employ electro-stimulation.

How to Succeed in Plaquenil Screenings

The spectrum of OCT findings associated with the medication can make incorporating the 2016 guidelines harder than you think. Here’s help.

Iontophoresis: Wave of the Future?

A low-level electrical current may turbo-charge topical drug delivery to the eye.

While You Were Sleeping

A new phototherapeutic contact lens, worn overnight, could effectively address diabetic retinopathy progression.

Neuro

The Neurologic Exam, Step-by-step

This case-based review will help you assess beyond each patient’s visual presentation and uncover key clinical signs of neurologic dysfunction.

Optometric Study Center

Take a Clinical Approach to Anterior Uveitis

The ultimate goal is to narrow down symptoms to effective treatment.

Departments

Chairside

Summon Some Courage

Jury duty isn’t so bad when you can’t weasel out of it—and remember, it could always be worse.

Clinical Quandaries

Making the Grade

Type A personalities can get an F if their treatment expectations are not kept in check.

Coding Connection

The Telephone is Ringing…

A new year brings new rules—make sure you know what your carriers expect when it comes to telehealth services.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Making the Leap

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

Diagnostic Quiz

Headbanger’s Flaw

This 33-year-old patient experienced blurred vision three months after an automobile accident in which she sustained head trauma. Can you identify the cause?

Focus on Refraction

Beyond the Phoropter

Are glasses always necessary? It takes more than just the numbers to make that call.

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

If Only They Had Asked

Complications can and do occur, though some can be averted.

Ocular Surface Review

Grow Some Nerve

A new treatment holds promise for helping patients with neurotrophic keratitis.

Outlook

‘Further Research is Needed’

It’s both a mantra and a cliché—and also an important reminder to practicing clinicians.

Retina Dilemmas

Serous Business

CSR can be treated a number of different ways—but should it be?

Retina Quiz

What's in Your Head?

How can this patient’s presentation and MRI explain his vision loss?

Surgical Minute

Cutting Out Calcifications

Concretions don’t often need excision, but here’s what to expect when they do.

Through My Eyes

Let's Get Medical

This is the year to embrace medical optometry or even consider a specialty.