April 15, 2013


Case Report

Feeling the Burn

This patient presented with a large central corneal abrasion associated with pepper spray exposure at a nightclub.

Contact Lenses

Coding Contact Lens Fits

Don’t neglect to make the most of your contact lens services for your patients—and your practice.

Marketing Contact Lenses to the Public: Boon or Bane?

Doctors weigh in on the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer advertising for contact lens products, and how it affects their relationships with patients.

The Multifocal Contact Lens Market: It’s Yours to Lose

The patients are already in your practice. Many are happy wearing lenses. Don’t give them a reason to discontinue.

Dry Eye

Getting Down to Business

Dry eye treatment can be a productive part of a medical model primary care practice. With the right approach, it can benefit both your patients and your bottom line.



Let Me Look Into Your Eyes

Who would you trust with your most precious gift? No, I’m not talking about your Xbox! I’m talking about your vision. Now go get an eye exam.

Clinical Quandaries

Arrest These ‘Suspects’!

Normal-tension suspects may cause you to scratch your head. But you don’t have to refer these patients, if you examine them carefully.

Coding Connection

Whoa, Not So Fast!

A new policy change allows OCT and fundus photography to be performed on the same day. But is there a catch?

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

What Are the Odds?

A fairly rare condition, posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy has a 50/50 chance of getting passed down the family tree.

Diagnostic Quiz

A History of Poor Systemic Health

A 45-year-old black male presented with a chief complaint of sudden visual decrease OU.

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Imag(in)e That!

Same patient, same nerve. Different objective test results? Certainly!

News Review

Glaucoma Drug Moves to Phase III

Experimental glaucoma drug reduces IOP as well as or better than latanoprost, study says.

In the News

A look at a few of the latest headlines.

SECO Celebrates 90 Years

SECO 2013 celebrated nine decades as a leader in optometric education.

Topical Eye Drop for AMD Works in Mice

Researchers have found a link between AMD and heart disease—and treated it.


For Whom the Bell Tolls

It tolls for your contact lens practice—if you can’t keep presbyopes wearing lenses!

Product Review

Product Review

A look at a few of the latest products.

Retina Quiz

One Day of Symptoms

This patient presented with blurred vision and a headache that had persisted for 24 hours. Considering the retinal findings, what’s her diagnosis?

Surgical Minute

Back to the Basics of LASIK

Most outcomes are exemplary, but we must remain alert for complications.

Therapeutic Review

Patient Has Two Golden Globes

This middle-aged male presented with yellowed, irritated eyes. How should he be managed?