April 2009



Treat the Itch without a Hitch

Learn how to accurately assess, diagnose and treat patients suffering from allergic conjunctivitis.

Case Report

A Case of MEWDS Managed In-House

This case presented an opportunity for an O.D. to expand within his scope of practice.

Technology is Key to Iris Lesion Diagnosis

Benign and malignant iris lesions often share clinical characteristics. But, new technologies may improve the clinician’s ability to monitor and diagnose them.

Dry Eye

Which Drop for Dry Eye?

When it comes to treating dry eye, keep your armamentarium well stocked. No single artificial tear works well for every form of dry eye. Rather, each option has benefits in certain situations.

Practice Management

'I was Dissed on Angie's List'

One bad online review could trash your reputation. Protect yourself by obtaining regular patient feedback and acting on it.

SECO Roundup

SECO 2009: A Lasting Roadmap for the Future

This year’s annual Congress will undoubtedly have an indelible impact for the thousands of optometric professionals who descended on Atlanta last month.



Step Outside the Exam Lane

Getting stuck in a rut? Getting stuck in a rut? Getting stuck in a rut? Maybe it’s time to pursue something in addition to optometry.

Clinical Quandaries

Can You Prescribe Latisse?

Which optometrists have the prescriptive authority to write for this new cosmetic drug? (And, if you can, should you?)

Coding Connection

Making Scratch from an Itch

This is the time of year to talk about allergy. You owe it to both your patients and your practice to treat it appropriately.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Ring Around the Diagnosis

Ring infiltrates don’t necessarily appear early—or at all—in a case of Acanthamoeba keratitis. And, they can present with a host of other eye conditions.

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

A Case of Exfoliative Glaucoma

A 67-year-old man presented with exfoliative glaucoma. Now, what is in store for this patient?

Meetings and Conferences

News Review


Judging a Book by Its Cover

A quick online search could reveal more about you to prospective patients than you know about yourself. Counteract negative first impressions by making the most of face time with your patients.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Rapid Vision Loss Prompts Exam

This teenage patient presented with sudden vision loss in her right eye. Can her vision be restored?

Therapeutic Review

Avastin Gets the Red Out

This versatile drug has shown great promise in treating patients with AMD, proliferative retinopathy and vein occlusions. But, can it help combat anterior segment disease as well?