February 15, 2015


Essential Procedures

Insert and Remove an Amniotic Membrane Graft

For a variety of corneal insults, amniotic membrane devices can speed healing, reduce scarring and improve comfort. Here’s how you apply it.


Does Glaucoma Begin in the Brain?

Research links the disease to several neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s. Should our glaucoma evaluation go beyond the optic nerve?

Innovations in Eye Care

Academy Update: Dry Eye Research

If you're trying to keep up with what's new in dry eye, a wealth of new information came out at the 2014 American Academy of Optometry meeting in Denver.

Current Innovations in Contact Lens Materials

Today's contact lenses are better than ever—but there's still room for improvement. Here's an update on research to make them more useful and more comfortable.

Topical AMD Therapy: Will it Make a Splash?

The new squalamine looks to improve outcomes—and could potentially expand the OD's role.

Optometric Study Center

Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease Basics: Evaluating the Efferent Visual System

Accurately diagnosing neuro-ophthalmic disease can be difficult and intimidating. But a stepwise approach can make the task less daunting and keep you on track.

SECO Preview

Be a Visionary at SECO 2015

For cutting-edge CE, there's no place like SECO, "Where Sight Meets Vision."



Knowledge from the Nail Salon

The customer is always right—especially when it's Mom. So, if you want to raise your Yelp score, get in touch with your feminine side.

Clinical Quandaries

When Iris Eyes Aren't Smiling

Cosmetic iris implants aren't approved in the United States. But that doesn't mean you won't see them in your chair.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

The Lay of the Land

When considering IOL implementation following cataract surgery, the shape of the cornea plays a big role.

Diagnostic Quiz

Weight Gain and Vision Loss

How would you approach this case? What is your diagnosis?

Focus on Refraction

The Case of the Blinking Girl

Could this child's chronic blinking be due to a visual problem? If so, how would you help her?

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

All About That Baseline

Two new glaucoma suspects presented on the same day with similar initial findings. Why wait to medicate? Their differences explain why.

Letters to the Editor

A Surgeon Asks: Who's the Boss?

Surgery is not just another tool to be delegated or ordered.

News Review

Calcium Deposits in Drusen May Signal AMD

This advance could help clinicians diagnose AMD a decade earlier.

Challenge to ACA Threatens Children's Access to Vision Coverage

Dismantling the law could be a huge problem for children in lower- to middle-class families.

In The News

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

Show Patients How to Use Glaucoma Drops

A new study suggests education is the only communication factor that improves adherence.


Is the 'Next Big Thing' Already Here?

We shine the spotlight on several frontiers of innovation in eye care.

Product Review

Product Review

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

Retina Quiz

Look What the Cat Dragged In

A young patient experiences vision problems without pain. Can you identify the cause?

Surgical Minute

The Secret to Surgical Success

Before tackling cataracts, make sure your patients are free of ocular surface disorders.

Therapeutic Review

Fighting Filamentary Keratitis

Don't mistake this complex condition for a more typical ocular surface disorder.

Urgent Care

Quickly Douse Chemical Burns

Copious eye washing is the necessary first step in combating chemical splashes.