December 15, 2014


Clinical Care

Is This Big Vessel a Big Problem?

Our patient presented with evidence of a congenital retinal macrovessel. How significant is this finding, and how should he be managed?

A Day in the Life of IOP

It waxes, wanes and often spikes, creating patterns that currently go undetected. Can 24-hour monitoring devices reveal its secrets?

Diagnostic Technology

Technology Survey: What You Have Your Eyes On

To improve their care, optometrists have OCTs, digital cameras and automated refraction systems on their wish lists right now.

OCT Testing Receives a ‘Nice Complement’

Today, a multitude of diagnostic technologies can support glaucomatous, corneal and posterior segment findings detected via optical coherence tomography.

Practice Management

How to Find and Keep Front Desk Staff

From personality traits to ongoing training, these essential skills and staffing tips will help you hire and retain the best person for this important role.



Thanky Panky

’Tis the season to be thankful, right? It’s time to celebrate our many blessings by giving thanks and then going to the mall.

Coding Connection

X Marks the Spot

The ‘modifier of last resort’ is being supplemented with X modifiers to further define separate services.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

An Eye on Cancer Treatment

Be sure to consider these rare but potentially disastrous adverse ocular effects in patients on EGFR inhibitors who are being treated for cancer.

Diagnostic Quiz

Chalk it Up to Drug Use?

Our 58-year-old patient presented with a chief complaint of blurred vision in both eyes. What is the correct diagnosis?

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Don’t Know Much ’Bout History

‘People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them,’ James Baldwin wrote. Our job: To unlock that history as best as we can.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor (Dec 2014)

An eye exam is well worth the commute, the wait, the time and the money!

News Review

Low Vision Referrals Are Too Low, Study Says

The lack of a clear definition of low vision may be discouraging patient referrals.

In The News

Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.

Michigan Law Prohibits Online Refraction

Law bans websites and robo-kiosks from providing spectacle prescriptions.

Researchers Reverse Diabetes in Mice

A common blood pressure medication may hold the key to treating diabetes.


Technical Difficulties

Are we too slow in adopting new technology? Or is it moving too fast and passing us by?

Product Review

Product Review

A review of the latest product offerings

Retina Quiz

Take a Shot at this Bull’s Eye

Our patient with a history of rheumatoid arthritis reported a steady loss of vision. Was her medication to blame?

Surgical Minute

Size Matters

With the move to 27-gauge surgery, retinal specialists continue to push the limits of instrument miniaturization in the quest for safer and more precise outcomes.

Therapeutic Review

‘Tis the Season to be… Careful

Here’s how you can help keep your patients’ vision merry and bright during the holidays.