February 2008


Case Report

PSS Follows Patient's Stress

A death in the family may have triggered the latest flare-up of this patient’s recurrent Posner-Schlossman syndrome.

Dry Eye Report

9th Annual Dry Eye Report: Dry Eye in the Office

Patient susceptibility and environmental conditions, plus longer work hours and all-day computer use are increasing the prevalence of dry eye among office workers.

Patient Care

Back to the Basics, Part 1: Prime Yourself to Prescribe Prism

These cases illustrate when prisms are appropriate and review methods to best determine how much to prescribe.

Practice Management

How to Deal with Sticky-Fingered Staff

Prevent employee theft by monitoring your inventory, finances and business transactions.

SECO Preview

Raise the Bar at SECO 2008

Don't miss the opportunity to raise the bar in your practice at this year's 'Education Destination.'

Special Feature

A Toast to Wine and Your Ocular Health

Compounds found in red wine may decrease your chances of developing cataracts, AMD and several other ocular conditions.



I Know This Much is True

We hold these truths to be self-evident: That cheap patients will complain the most. That cheap equipment will break when you most need it.

Clinical Quandaries

Myasthenia Patient Sees Double

A case of vertical diplopia spurs tests for ptosis and ocular muscle function. Could the cause be myasthenia gravis?

Coding Connection

Coding Dry Eye Correctly

Some 5% to 30% of older Americans have dry eye. So, proper dry eye billing and coding can be crucial to the financial health of your practice.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Are Contact Lenses Rated PG?

Evaluate the ability of your younger patients to properly care for their contact lenses before you fit them.

Diagnostic Quiz

Meetings and Conferences

News Review

Contact Lens Wearers Dial 1-800 Wal-Mart?

The retail giant and ‘the world’s largest contact lens store’ agree to combine resources.


Here’s to Your Health

They say that if it tastes good, it can’t be good for you. But, for once, one of my vices may actually be doing me some good.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

I'm Callin' You Yellow

A 79-year-old patient presented with a suspicious yellow lesion in her right eye. Could the lesion be cancerous?

Therapeutic Review

The Trouble with Antibiotics

When prescribing an antibiotic, ensure that the one you select is appropriate for both the patient and the situation.