February 15, 2012


Case Report

The Heart of the Problem

As illustrated in this case, branch retinal artery occlusions are most often caused by emboli in patients with cardiovascular risk factors.

Contact Lenses

Looking at SiHy Lenses from Every Angle

When trying to determine if a silicone hydrogel contact lens is right for your patient, four key factors will help you to decide if it’s a good fit.

Ophthalmic Drugs

Generic vs. Brand Drugs: Which is Better?

The cost savings of generic latanoprost may improve compliance, for example, but does the generic “equivalent” work as well as the brand-name drug?

Patient Care

What To Do With ‘New’ Presbyopes

What happens when patients realize they have ‘short arm syndrome’—and what can you do for them?

SECO Preview

SECO 2012

Get Ready for Education

Systemic Health

Ocular Hypertension in Wegener's Granulomatosis

Was this patient’s elevated IOP caused by excess oral steroid use or by the underlying condition?

Vision Expo

Vision Expo East: New Programs, Expanded CE

More than 60 hours of business-focused education courses will be offered.



You Can’t Afford to Be Rich

You’re so money. You’re so money, you don’t even know it. (But, seriously...how many more pairs of khaki pants do you need?)

Clinical Quandaries

‘I Want Laser Cataract Surgery!’

Femtosecond laser cataract surgery is coming—and patients want it. But it’s not for every cataract patient. Here’s what you need to know.

Coding Connection

Help! Where’s the Code for This?

Here’s what you can do when clinical care and medical coding don’t match.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Spring is in the Air

With the right treatment approach, patients with vernal conjunctivitis can enjoy the springtime and keep their symptoms under control.

Diagnostic Quiz

Something to Cry About

Our patient presented with a red, painful right eye as well as increased tearing.

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Nerve Sends Mixed Signals

This patient’s right optic nerve has both neuroretinal rim loss and optic nerve pallor. Does he have one condition, or two?

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Here's what our readers have to say.

News Review

‘Birth Control Glasses’ Get the Boot

All active duty and Reserve personnel will be able to select a modernized “5A” eyeglass frame within the next six months.

Adolph Lombart Passes

Lombart was an innovator in the field of contact lens manufacturing and will be missed by many.

Daily Aspirin Linked to Higher Risk of AMD

Older folks who take daily aspirin have twice the risk of wet AMD.

Dilated Eye Exams Are More Cost-Effective

For new Medicare enrollees, dilated exam is a better deal than acuity screening.

Eye Do!

The Eclectic Eye, in Memphis, recently hosted an impromptu wedding ceremony.

Gene Therapy for RP Works in Dog Model

The therapy replaces a malfunctioning gene in the eye with a normal copy.

Human Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Retinal Diseases

Researchers ultimately hope to treat patients with such degenerative retinal conditions earlier in the disease process.

In the News

A look at a few of the latest headlines in eye care.

Vision Loss Adds to the Risk for Hearing Loss in Elderly People

The findings have significance for clinicians, both audiologists and eye care practitioners.


This Is Getting Old

When I realized we were doing another story on presbyopia, I nearly ARFD.

Product Review

Product Review

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

Retina Quiz

Pause the Plaquenil?

This rheumatoid arthritis patient presented with blurred vision in both eyes. Was her history of Plaquenil use to blame?

Therapeutic Review

MGD is Taking Heat

The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System may be a more effective treatment for MGD than conventional hot compress therapy.