January 15, 2018



An OD’s Guide to Corneal Transplant Options

Optometrists can play a significant role in preparing patients for these procedures and safeguarding against complications.

Fixing a Hole: How to Heal Persistent Epithelial Defects

Clinicians have a robust arsenal for treating this reccurring condition. Knowing where to start and when to switch it up is key.

Intruder Alert: Diagnosing Corneal Infiltrative Disease

The age-old question, “is this sterile or infectious?” may be an oversimplification. This review will help you find the underlying cause of your patient’s issue.

Your Top 12 Crosslinking Questions—Answered!

New to corneal collagen crosslinking? This Q&A guide from Wills Eye Hospital will help prepare you to manage keratoconus patients in the new era.

Optometric Study Center

Positive Visual Phenomena: Etiologies Beyond the Eye

Prepare to investigate the many non-ocular events that cause patients to see flashes or bright lights.



Quiet Down!

This year, I’m going to shut my mouth. Or, more likely, I’ll forget and use these words more often.

Clinical Quandaries

Dry Eye Gone Awry

When you try every topical therapy in the book and still can’t get resolution, you may need a systemic agent—and an ally in another field.

Coding Connection

What Are You Worth?

Timely fee analysis and periodic restructuring is essential to practice success.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Heroes and Shields

Because VKC occurs mostly in children, swift, aggressive treatment is crucial.

Diagnostic Quiz

News Review

News Review

CXL | Glaucoma | AMD | Macular Damage


Smart Phone, Dumb App

Valuing convenience and cost savings over expertise and results enables bad habits that could prove harmful.

Retina Quiz

Leak Investigation

A recent cataract surgery patient showed some unusual findings in a postoperative exam, but is it related to the procedure?

Review of Systems

Streaks of Concern

Although uncommon, angioid streaks often have a systemic cause and warrant prompt attention.

The Essentials

The Purpose of Prostaglandins

Two decades ago, these drugs revolutionized glaucoma therapy. Use this refresher on how they work to understand what makes the newest entrant fit in.

Therapeutic Review

Spot the Dot

When an OD notes this unusual presentation, it’s time to spring into action.

Through My Eyes

2018: What’s in View for You

A new year is an exciting time to contemplate what lies ahead. Many key technologies could greatly affect how we practice.