May 15, 2017

Features

Case Report

Orbital Mucormycosis On the Attack

Not all cellulitis cases are what they seem. Know when you may be facing this rare but ravaging pathogen before it’s too late.

Cataract

Less is More: What You Need to Know About Dropless Cataract Surgery

Postoperative drops place a significant cost and compliance burden on our patients, but injectable medications can improve the experience.

Cornea

Corneal Crosslinking: Managing Keratoconus Beyond the Surface

This new treatment modality is changing the way we care for our irregular cornea patients.

Dry Eye Report

From Alpha to Omega: How Fatty Acids Fight Dry Eye

A better understanding of the mechanisms of action can help you prescribe these supplements—and educate patients.

Slay Severe Dry Eye

When a patient’s ocular surface disease is particularly nasty, ODs need to rethink the approach.

Optometric Study Center

A Comprehensive Look at Dry Eye Therapy

With such a robust dry eye toolbox, knowing the best approach can be tricky. This run-down of options will help clarify the treatment strategies at your disposal.

Practice Management

Disrupt the Disrupter: Keeping Patients in the Age of Online Refractions

By emphasizing expedience, these sites reveal their own shortcomings—and your strengths.

Refraction

Going Old School: A Refresher on Retinoscopy

Refracting without an autorefractor or a phoropter has its advantages for some patients. Brush up on your skills with these case examples.

Retina Report

Identify and Manage Retinal Vascular Tumors

This rare presentation can lead to a larger systemic diagnosis, if you know what to look for.

Departments

Chairside

Watch Out for Those Gnats

I’ve got a good punctum story for y’all, if you stay with me.

Clinical Quandaries

A Spectre Over this Sector

Some cases of sector injection are not episcleritis, and you may have to jog your patient’s memory to find the true cause.

Coding Connection

Keeping Up With the Codes

Denying and rationalizing bad coding decisions are just putting your practice at risk.

Diagnostic Quiz

Ain’t It the Pits?

A 74-year-old black male reported to the office with a chief complaint of blurry vision and a black spot in his left eye’s field of vision.

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

A Confounding Corner of the Eye

A 71-year-old glaucoma patient presents for a scheduled follow-up—and is headed to the OR for cataract surgery.

News Review

News Review

FECD | Pediatric Guidelines | Diabetes Research | Vitamin A

Outlook

Zen and the Art of Dry Eye

A new definition stresses the need to achieve balance among the many forces at work on the ocular surface.

Product Review

Product Review

Lens Technology | Diagnostic Technology

Retina Quiz

Good Walls Make Good Patients

Can these images help explain this patient’s blurry vision?

Review of Systems

Concussion, CTE and the Visual System

Current research suggests a role for optometric care on the playing field and in other settings where concussion and traumatic brain injury are prevalent.

The Essentials

Behind RVO: Virchow’s Triad

One simple concept can help you successfully treat retinal vein occlusions and prevent serious associated systemic conditions.

Therapeutic Review

Canalicular Rolling Stones

Stop this rare infection while time is on your side.

Through My Eyes

Which Trends are Our Friends?

Heightened dry eye awareness is definitely a friend to optometry, but the jury is still out about online refraction and our ultimate role in corneal crosslinking.