August 15, 2012



Give Kids' Ocular Allergies a 'Time Out'

Allergy is more common in children than in adults—and can be more difficult to diagnose and treat.

Annual Diabetes Report

Can Myopia Delay Diabetic Retinopathy?

These two common conditions can interact as well as simply coexist. But, that may be a good thing.

New Report: Diabetic Retinopathy Rates Spike

Although diabetic eye disease has increased by 89% in a decade, O.D.s counter that the risk of vision loss as a result has greatly diminished.

Case Report

The Many Faces of Ocular Toxoplasmosis

Ocular toxoplasmosis frequently exhibits variable clinical presentations, which can present an added diagnostic challenge.

Diagnostic Technology

Under the Specular Microscope

Take a closer look at the clinical and financial benefits that non-contact specular microscopy could offer your practice.

Practice Management

Exam Lane Ergonomics

Optometry doesn’t have to be a pain in the neck. Taking the right ergonomic approach not only improves your health, but also the health of your practice.

Should You Have an Extern?

More importantly, are you willing to share your experience—and in return, gain a sharper appreciation of your skills? If so, the answer is yes.

Vision Expo

Vision Expo West

The expanded CE program will focus on disease diagnosis and treatment, clinical applications of new products and business solutions.



I’m Officially ‘Bored Certified’

I’m so bored, I’m writing rhymes. What the heck, it fills the time.

Clinical Quandaries

Which Way to Go for Wet AMD?

Lucentis, Avastin or Eylea—what’s the difference? And why does every retina specialist seem to take a different approach?

Coding Connection

Don’t Overdo Diabetes Testing

Diabetes happens. Don’t let these reimbursement mistakes happen, too.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Rosacea in Full Bloom

Due to ocular rosacea’s chronic nature, it’s a lifelong battle for most patients to maintain corneal health.

Diagnostic Quiz

His Eyes Aren’t the Problem

During external inspection, we observed a significant lesion.

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

New Diet Drug Also ‘Slims’ Eyes

A new weight control drug will soon hit the market. But, will patients with ocular side effects soon hit your office?

News Review

An Eye or a Leg?

People would rather lose a limb than an eye.

FDA Panel OKs Lucentis for Diabetic Macular Edema

Committee voted unanimously to recommend approval of the 0.3mg dose of Lucentis.

In the News

A few of the latest headlines in optometry.

Myopia on The Bounty

New research suggests HMS Bounty descendants could help unlock genetic code for myopia.

New Drug for Obesity Carries Ocular Risks

Qsymia—which includes topiramate—can cause myopic shift and angle closure.

TPA Bill Fails in Puerto Rico—Again

Optometrists and students demonstrated their support for the bill on the Capitol steps.

Vision Dangers in Drinking Water

Children exposed to PCE in 1970s show vision deficiencies as adults.

FDA Asserts B+L ‘Misbranded’ PureVision2

The FDA sent a warning letter to Bausch + Lomb in early June.

New Optometric Crosslinking Society

New Optometric Society Has an Eye on CXL


Gluttons for Punishment

America’s overeating is fueling a diabetes epidemic that shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s why you should intervene.

Product Review

Product Review

A look at some of the latest product offerings in eye care.

Retina Quiz

Just a Simple Refraction?

Our patient presented for an updated Rx, but we uncovered a more serious problem.

Surgical Minute

Iris-sutured IOLs

When cataract surgery goes awry, this rescue technique can help make the best of a bad situation and provide the patient with good postoperative vision.

Therapeutic Review

Fuchs’ Dystrophy: A New Hope

Treatment options for this troubling condition have improved dramatically during the last two decades.