July 2008


14th Annual Glaucoma Report

The Compliance Conundrum

Non-compliance is even worse than you think. The good news: You hold the key to improve it.


Premium IOLs: How to Manage Patient Expectations

Be upfront and honest about postoperative expectations with your cataract surgery patients. It will benefit both you and them in the long run.

Ethics in Optometry

Are You Violating Patient Confidentiality?

What are your ethical and legal responsibilities when transferring patient records? Answer these real-life questions to test your knowledge.

Patient Communication

Role Playing: Do's and Don'ts for Kids with Special Needs

Keep in mind that all children are special. And, with a little patience and care, you can truly help change their lives.



Put Me Behind the Podium!

Several years ago, some yahoo hit it big with a commencement speech that said, “Always wear sunscreen.” Hey, I can do better than that! Just try me.

Clinical Quandaries

Don't Turn a Deaf Ear

Patients with vision loss are also more likely to have hearing loss. As a primary-care doctor, here’s how you can help them.

Coding Connection

Low-Pressure Glaucoma Coding

Clinical guidelines generally adhere to coding guidelines, but there are exceptions.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Infectious Until Proven Sterile

When a contact lens patient presents with a complaint, begin by ruling out the worst possibilities.

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

When Did the Problem Start?

A newly diagnosed normotensive glaucoma patient requires medical intervention to stabilize his optic neuropathy. Or does he?

Meetings and Conferences

News Review


Optometry Goes Green

Back in the early 90s, many of us rolled our eyes at Al Gore’s seemingly over-the-top efforts to save the planet. Most of us have since jumped on the eco-friendly bandwagon.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Driver Stuck in Park?

This young patient presented for an eye exam after failing the vision test for her driver’s license. Will she get the green light?

Therapeutic Review

The Pros and Cons of Combigan

Consider your patient’s needs when prescribing this combination agent.