June 15, 2010


Clinical Care

Clinical Pearls from Melton and Thomas

The annual Clinical Guide to Ophthalmic Drugs, which accompanies this issue, is so filled with information that we couldn’t fit it all into one package. So, here’s an extra excerpt of choice clinical pearls.


PO-ION: A Diagnosis of Exclusion

Only once you’ve ruled out other causes of vision loss should you consider a diagnosis of perioperative ischemic optic neuropathy.

Learn to Avoid Rejection

Can you differentiate graft rejection from graft failure? How about primary failure vs. iatrogenic failure? When you see a patient with graft complications, it’s important to be very precise.


‘Newtrition:' An Update on Dietary Supplements for AMD

We all know about the benefits—and limitations—of the original AREDS formula. But now, new evidence suggests several additional nutritional supplements might combat AMD.

Special Feature

Retina Photo Album

These images, submitted through 'Case Photos' on SightNation.com, illustrate some of the most amazing retinal conditions.

Having It All

These female O.D.s found the Rx that works best for them and their children. Here, they share their stories and tips on how you too can feel more fulfilled—and less stressed.

Systemic Health

An Introduction to Hypercoagulable States

Patients present with hypercoagulable states more often than you think. Here is a look at common hypercoagulable states and their ocular consequences.



Cons and Pros of Solo Practice

As an O.D. in solo practice, I stand alone. However, I never felt more alone than when I was in an exam room with a prisoner called Bubba.

Clinical Quandaries

A New Day for PRK

Patient safety, conservatism by surgeons and, of course, the economy have spurred a renaissance for photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).

Coding Connection

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Reduce Allergy’s Impact on Patients

This year’s allergy season has been prolonged and harsh. Here’s how you can help your patients maintain ocular health and comfort.

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

A LASIK Candidate? I Vote No

This patient wanted to know if she was a good LASIK candidate. We quickly realized that she might require a completely different type of laser procedure.

Letters to the Editor

News Review


Do You Want It All?

Life as a working mom is no walk in the park. But with the right attitude and a strong desire, it can be the journey of your dreams.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Young Girl, Obvious Lesion

This young girl presented with decreased vision and a yellow-white lesion in her left eye. How should she be managed?

Therapeutic Review

Tricks to Treat Trichiasis

While trichiasis typically isn’t a serious condition, it can still cause serious discomfort. Here’s how to manage its effects.