April 15, 2017

Features

Optometric Study Center

Don't Be STUMPED by These Lumps and Bumps

Most eyelid lesions are benign, but some can lead to severe clinical outcomes if not caught early.

Pharmaceutical Report

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.

DRY EYE: Master the Science Beneath the Surface

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

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.

How Antibiotics Work—and Why They Sometimes Don’t

Before reaching for the Rx pad, know the drug, the patient and the disease.

Resist the Itch: Managing Allergic Conjunctivitis

Flowers may be blooming, but this season leaves many ODs seeing red.

Departments

Chairside

Haters Gonna Hate

It’s a complex emotion reserved for rare occasions—you know, no shows, online glasses sales and patients presenting with a complaint.

Clinical Quandaries

Tonometry: To Dye For?

Even fundamental techniques deserve skepticism and reinvention.

Coding Connection

Caring for the Chronic Patient

The changing care model is making these patients more challenging than ever.

Diagnostic Quiz

Bullseye

A 57-year-old reports following blunt trauma to his left eye caused by a falling 2x4. How would you approach diagnosis?

Focus on Refraction

Low-Tech TBI Rehabilitation

Often, binasal occlusion with a small piece of tape can be a huge help for stroke and brain injury patients.

Neuro Clinic

Imaging for Unilateral Proptosis

Clinical findings alone won’t always be enough to make the diagnosis. Here’s advice on radiologic testing and what it may reveal.

News Review

News Review

AMD | Retinal Disease | Laser Procedures | Stem Cells

Outlook

It’s Like Pulling Teeth

The dental model of practice has long been touted as an inspiration for optometry. Is it finally starting to work?

Product Review

Product Review

Lens Technology | Diagnostic Technology

Retina Quiz

Scrambling For a Diagnosis

Combining old and new images may explain this patient’s vision loss.

Surgical Minute

Extend Your Patient’s Vision

The Symfony intraocular lens could provide significant benefits for presbyopic patients in need of cataract surgery.

Therapeutic Review

The Compliance Conundrum

Sustained-release delivery aims to keep patients adherent.

Through My Eyes

Dollars and Sense

We need to recognize that our responsibility to patients doesn’t end at the Rx pad.

Urgent Care

Find the Nerve to Fight Diplopia

When a patient’s double vision is caused by a cranial nerve palsy, ODs must act quickly.