February 15, 2010


Case Report

Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy: A Retinal Masquerader

A patient presents with what appears to be macular sensory detachment. A closer look reveals an additional unique finding.

‘Heavy Metal’ Harmful to Your Health

This patient was diagnosed with arsenic poisoning that cost him most of his vision and may have been involved in several other medical concerns.

Contact Lenses

High-Tech Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are the proposed vehicle for a wide variety of technological applications that may change your patients’ lives.

Diagnostic Technology

Portable and At-Home Tech for AMD

Here’s an update on portable and at-home diagnostic instruments that can be used to monitor the onset and progression of AMD.

Patient Care

The Ciliary Body and Refractive Error: Unanswered Questions

The ciliary body is not the same for all patients, including children.


Switching Meds When the Formulary Says ‘No’

Sometimes generics are preferred. Sometimes they’re not. Help your patients get the medication that’s appropriate and affordable for them.



Ask Your Doctor If It’s Right

Read this column. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation and vomiting. If side effects last more than four hours, call …

Clinical Quandaries

Keep Alzheimer’s in Mind

If optometrists could identify early Alzheimer’s disease in just 1% of their patients, 500,000 people could be helped.

Coding Connection

Coding for Dry Eye: 2010 Update

There are many coding issues to keep in mind when evaluating and treating patients with ocular surface disease.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

This EK is Not Like the Others

A new technique for endothelial keratoplasty seems to promise better visual outcomes.

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Glaucoma or Benign Tumor?

When a glaucoma suspect complains of vision loss, it doesn’t always signal conversion. You must remember to consider all potential occult causes.

Letters to the Editor

News Review


Special Delivery

A small change in thinking is having a big impact on everything from diabetes and AMD to how you read this magazine.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Optic Nerve, Retina or Both?

This patient presented with significant pain and reduced acuity in her left eye. Does the condition involve her optic nerve, retina, or both structures?

Therapeutic Review

Lens on the Loose!

This patient’s subluxated lens calls for extended testing, but does it require a surgical consult?