April 15, 2020

Features

Contact Lenses

Put the Brakes on Contact Lens Dropout

Here’s how to keep your lens wearers from heading down the wrong path.

Cornea

A CXL Guide For the Surgically Savvy

Here’s what you need to know about the procedure—what it can do, who can do it and what the future might hold.

Foreign Body Removal Start to Finish

These patients are in need of help—quickly. Here’s how to prepare your office.

Understanding Corneal Nerve Function—and Dysfunction

Corneal nerves are crucial to ocular health and knowing the conditions that affect them will help optometrists better care for their patients.

Eyelids

The OD's Guide to Ptosis Workup

Droopy eyelids can stem from a number of conditions. Differential diagnosis is key for these patients. This guide will help navigate those cases.

Glaucoma

Moving Optometry Forward in Glaucoma

Insurance and equipment limitations hold ODs back more than a lack of talent or motivation. Here’s how to get the momentum going.

Surgery

A CXL Guide For the Surgically Savvy

Here’s what you need to know about the procedure—what it can do, who can do it and what the future might hold.

Departments

Chairside

Can’t Touch This

We are all finding out how much time is too much time with the kids—and how to doomsday shop.

Clinical Quandaries

In the Red Zone

Treating episcleritis involves a thorough review of systems for any underlying diseases.

Coding Connection

Minor Procedures, Major Rules

Knowledge of the right coding process is power—and helps you sleep at night.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Blood For Tears

Autologous serum drops give dry eye patients an effective treatment option.

Diagnostic Quiz

Overnight Sensation

Can you identify what happened to this patient’s lid while he slept?

Focus on Refraction

Prescribing For Young Children

Follow these guidelines to ensure your prescriptions are well suited for this demographic.

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

When Red Disease Gets Real

It takes a keen eye and an appreciation for change over time to distinguish a false positive from developing disease.

Ocular Surface Review

Coronavirus: Proceed Cautiously

The opposite of panic isn’t calm—it’s preparedness. Here’s how to navigate clinical exams in uncertain times.

Outlook

The Best Laid Plans

We’re having a very different year than we expected, but discarding old routines might allow better ones to emerge.

Retina Quiz

Critical Mass

An unusual finding was seen in a patient with blurred vision. Can you tell how the signs and symptoms are connected?

Surgical Minute

When Surgery Isn't Sufficient

A new IOL can be adjusted post-implantation to provide more optimal outcomes.

Through My Eyes

New Tech, Meds—and Revenue

This month’s issue covers several exciting anterior segment advances to help patients and your bottom line.