August 2009



When Allergy and Dry Eye Collide

Patients who present with concurrent allergy and dry eye can be challenging to treat. Here are several strategies you can use to minimize their symptoms.

Annual Technology Report

What's HOT in Diagnostic Technology

You know the products. You may have even drooled a little when you saw them at the most recent meeting's exhibit hall. Here's a lineup of this year's hottest new tech.

'New Technology Pays Dividends'

Increased revenue and improved efficiency are nice, but most O.D.s say they buy new equipment to improve patient care.

Clinical Care

The Case for Evidence-Based Eye Care

The goal of evidence-based medicine is to provide the highest quality care derived from the best clinical evidence available. Applying the results of AREDS is but one example in eye care.



Here's My Bermuda Shorts

Here are a few short takes from my Q&A session in Bermuda with Dr. Paul Karpecki. Isn’t this better than getting a postcard? No? Oh well.

Clinical Quandaries

Send This Poor Pupil to School

Pupils that don’t dilate well cause complications during cataract surgery. The surgeon can handle it intraoperatively, along with your help.

Coding Connection

Optimize Ophthalmic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging has enhanced our patient care. Do it and document it properly.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Testing for Herpes Simplex

Laboratory tests for herpes simplex are becoming more common. They're very specific and provide timely results.

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Did Glaucoma Med Cause CME?

This 79-year-old patient presented with cystoid macular edema after cataract surgery. Is her glaucoma medication a contributing factor?

Letters to the Editor

Meetings and Conferences

News Review


New Standards of Care

High-tech instruments are changing everything. But, what if you can’t afford them?

Retina Quiz

A Lifetime of Eye Problems

This 51-year-old patient presented with blurred vision O.S. She had been myopic since kindergarden and had laser treatment for retinal complications in her early 20s.

Therapeutic Review

Danger Beneath the Surface

Injuries that result from fishing require prompt attention and careful treatment. Sound fishy? It’s downright dangerous.