July 15, 2012


Clinical Care

Consider Ortho-K For Myopia Control

Today, orthokeratology is one of most successful methods to slow or even stop myopia progression in children.


New Thoughts on the Newly Diagnosed Glaucoma Patient

First-line glaucoma treatment is typically a prostaglandin. Should we now offer laser trabeculoplasty instead?

Ophthalmic Drugs

Mix It Up: When to Call a Compounding Pharmacist

Most medications that we require are readily available. But when they aren’t, it’s time to get creative.



Say Goodbye to Casual Friday

Your doctorate cannot possibly outshine your scruffy Civil War re-enactor beard and your shabby, Doritos-stained pants.

Clinical Quandaries

The Finer Points of Thygeson’s

What are the latest treatment options for a patient with Thygeson’s superficial punctate keratitis? An antiviral, perhaps?

Coding Connection

You Can Bill for Tear Testing

Until recently, we’ve had no objective test for dry eye. Now you can do it, and without a lab.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

A Peripheral Look at BMS

Rare and often asymptomatic, Brown-McLean syndrome is a corneal edema that involves the peripheral 2mm to 3mm of the cornea.

Diagnostic Quiz

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Here's what our readers have to say.

News Review

Actos, Avandia Linked to DME

Study suggests thiazolidinediones use increases DME risk two- to threefold.

Don’t Miss the Signs of Marfan Syndrome

Eye doctors are key to early diagnosis of this potentially fatal disorder.

Eye Care Speaks Out on ‘Obamacare’

Will optometry be included in state health insurance exchanges?

Focus on Eye Health Summit

Presenters reveal some eye-opening stats about U.S. vision loss.

In the News

A few of the latest headlines in optometry.

O.D.s Could Help Prevent Stroke

Ocular pulse amplitude may help ECPs identify patients at increased risk for stroke.

Stem Cells May Allow Blind to See

Human embryonic stem cells used to grow tissue in the form of an optic cup.

Updates at Two Optometry Schools

MCPHS four-year optometry program scheduled to begin in August.


An Olive Branch From ASCRS

A new membership category for optometrists is a promising first step, but the society could—and should—do more.

Product Review

Product Review

Here's a look at some of the latest products.

Retina Quiz

Is This Metastasis?

This patient with a history of colon cancer presented with multiple lesions O.U. Did the cancer spread to her eyes?

Review of Systems

Beyond the Eye

Macular pigments (Part 2): Xanthophylls may protect other bodily tissues and systems as well as the retina.

Surgical Minute


Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty has changed the landscape of corneal transplant surgery —improving outcomes, hastening recovery and reducing complications.

Therapeutic Review

POAG & OSD: Double Trouble

Don’t overlook the potential problem of ocular surface disease when treating primary open-angle glaucoma.