January 15, 2015


Essential Procedures

Foreign Body Removal in 12 Steps

Need to remove a foreign body and rust ring? We’ll show you how it’s done. Here’s the first in a new, six-part, print-and-video instructional series.


An Intro to Neuro

Neuro-ophthalmic disorders can be intimidating—but you can diagnose and manage many of them. Here’s a simple guide for these serious presentations.

Optometric Study Center

Going Antiviral: How to Bring Herpes to a Halt

Here’s a review of the most commonly prescribed topical and oral antiviral medications used to manage herpetic eye disease.


Off Label, But On Target

Using drugs off label is not only permissible, it’s often standard of care. Get to know the following non-FDA-approved indications (if you don’t know them already).

When A Drop Isn't Enough

Oral antibiotics and analgesics often are clinically necessary when treating certain ocular conditions. Here’s a rundown of our favorite systemic agents.


Practical Pearls for Managing Anterior Uveitis

When diagnosing uveitis, let the history and signs guide your treatment plan.



This Column Can Rent a Car!

“Chairside” has officially turned 25 years old. Although this column is of legal age to drink and vote, it doesn’t. It’s too busy trying to be funny.

Clinical Quandaries

This Eye is Choking

Vision loss and ocular pain are clues to prompt you to ask about a history of heart disease. So, what’s the diagnosis?

Coding Connection

New Year, New Connections

2015 will be a year full of changes, particularly in medical coding and compliance. We’re starting on this very page.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Gas It Up?

Though anterior chamber injections can be hazardous, are they the best course of action when treating corneal hydrops?

Diagnostic Quiz

Her Vision is on the Bubble

How would you approach this case?

Neuro Clinic

An Intro to Neuro

Neuro-ophthalmic disorders can be intimidating—but you can diagnose and manage many of them. Here’s a simple guide for these serious presentations.

News Review

High Blood Pressure is Now a Glaucoma Risk

A new study suggests that chronic hypertension does not protect against elevated IOP.

In the News

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

Most Ocular Vitamins Don’t Match AREDS

How do ocular vitamins match up to their claims?

NJ ODs Seek to Retain Rx of Opioids

A new bill could reinstate ODs' privileges to prescribe hydrocodone.

Ocular Surface Review

The Evolution of Dry Eye

Our understanding of dry eye has become more sophisticated in recent years. So too should our approach to care.


Optometry, We’ve Got You Covered

As your scope of practice expands, so does ours. Look for these new editorial additions.

Product Review

Product Review

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

Retina Quiz

Two Decades of Poor Vision

After more than 20 years, is it even remotely possible to restore the visual acuity in our patient’s right eye?

Review of Systems

Tiny Viruses, Major Diseases

Herpes, HIV, Ebola, enterovirus and rhinovirus (the common cold) are but a few notable examples.

Surgical Minute

Conquering Cataracts

Today’s techniques put “premium” outcomes within reach of more patients than ever.

Therapeutic Review

Don’t Delay Optic Neuritis Dx

Because of the close association between optic neuritis and MS, a prompt diagnosis and referral for treatment is paramount.