January 15, 2017

Features

Corneal Disease Report

A Hands-on Approach to Band Keratopathy

Following this protocol can give ODs control over a vision-threatening condition.

Beyond the Basics: Tackling Amniotic Membrane Therapy Complications

We all know its virtues. Here are the problems that can arise and what you can do to avoid them.

No Insult to Injury: Managing Foreign Body Removal

Here’s what you need to know about this common corneal trauma to yield the best outcomes for your patients.

The OD’s Guide to Managing Recurrent Corneal Erosion

Whether it’s medical or procedural, optometry can combat this painful condition.

Glaucoma Report

Could This Be Glaucoma?

This patient population is bigger than you think, and knowing when to screen will help you catch even the lesser-known etiologies.

Optometric Study Center

Arm Yourself for Dry AMD

It’s imperative we prepare ourselves with up-to-date information for better care of our patients.

Retina Report

Recognizing Abnormal Vasculature

A guide to following and educating patients who face this class of sight-threatening diagnoses.

Departments

Chairside

Cover Your Assets

Patient education is tricky, but I’ve got a system that really works—as long as “huh?” counts as an answer.

Clinical Quandaries

Cruisin’ to Heal a Bruisin’

When presented with ecchymosis, how thoroughly should you evaluate before you hand patients the frozen green beans and say, “rest up?”

Coding Connection

Hone Your Compliance Skills

Know how to establish medical necessity and follow compliance protocols for all your corneal disease patients.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Contain That Ulcer

It’s an emergency when a Pseudomonas ulcer involves the limbus, and prompt treatment is crucial to keep it from reaching the sclera.

Diagnostic Quiz

Spotty History

A 65-year-old male presents with blurry vision in his left eye, which he has had for two months.

Neuro Clinic

Seeing Halos, No Faith Needed

While temporal artery biopsies are the standard to confirm giant cell arteritis, sonography is a noninvasive alternative.

News Review

News Review

Pre-eclampsia | Zika and Glaucoma | Space Flight | Video Games and Low Vision

Ocular Surface Review

Tales From TFOS

Ocular surface experts from around the world recently came together to share groundbreaking research.

Outlook

Give Yourselves a Hand

ODs are taking on more front-line work manipulating ocular tissue rather than merely examining it.

Product Review

Product Review

Contact Lenses | Cataract Comanagement | Practice Management

Retina Quiz

Fixing a Hole

A patient’s blurry vision may have been spotted on an earlier image.

Review of Systems

Smoke (or Vapor) Gets in Your Eyes: Part Two

Traditional pipes, water pipes and electronic cigarettes are highly popular. Are they harming us and our children?

The Essentials

Nerves in a Tight Spot

When a patient presents with suspected cranial pathology, knowing the nooks and crannies the nerves call home can guide you toward a diagnosis.

Therapeutic Review

When You See CME

Approaches to managing this common finding.

Through My Eyes

A New Year in Sight

Setting goals that challenge you personally and professionally yields invaluable experience, growth and excitement.