February 2009


Annual Dry Eye Report

When Dry Eye Therapy Fails

Here are five reasons why patients with ocular surface disease may not respond to the treatments you prescribe.

A Fresh Case for Fish Oil

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may help to combat chronic dry eye naturally.

Case Report

WM Leads to Retinopathy

A patient who has WM presents with scattered hemorrhages O.U. after being asymptomatic.


Win the Battle Against MRSA

MRSA is a dangerous and deadly organism. But, you can help combat ocular infection with sensible hygiene techniques and intensive antibiotic treatments.

Patient Care

Is Your Practice ADA Friendly?

Most practitioners understand that a practice has to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act—but, do you understand what it means to be fully compliant?

SECO Preview

SECO 2009: Eyeway to the Future

This year’s annual Congress will feature more than 150 hours of education and 90 courses for O.D.s.

Special Report

Are You Protected Against ID Theft?

Identity theft, especially in this technological age, is an ever-worsening problem. As both an individual and a businessperson, learn how to protect yourself.



Now Hear This (If You Can)

I am loud. If you listen closely, you can probably hear me wherever you are right now. So, I should be great with hearing-impaired patients, right?

Clinical Quandaries

The Styes Have It

Unexplained visual acuity loss can be caused by something relatively benign, such as a stye. But not always. So, proceed methodically.

Coding Connection

Dry Eye Syndrome Coding Issues

Keep these coding issues in mind when evaluating and treating patients with dry eye.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

You Can TRUST These Results

The Ocular TRUST program’s results may make you change your prescribing preferences when it comes to drug efficacy.

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

LASIK’s Impact on Glaucoma

This patient, who underwent LASIK, now demonstrates glaucomatous changes. Will this surgery affect our management decisions?

Letters to the Editor

News Review


Defend Your Dreams

Today, the decision to accumulate extensive debt is more frightening than ever. But, in many cases, it may just provide the kind of security that we’re all seeking.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

New Name, Familiar Face

This patient presented with a condition that has recently been renamed and reclassified. Do you know what it is?

Therapeutic Review

CSC: A Serious Concern?

Central serous chorioretinopathy may look very serious. But, if it’s caught in time, observation might be all that is needed.