June 15, 2012


Case Report

Prostate Surgery Precipitates 'Shock-Induced' Vision Loss

This patient presented with decreased vision in his right eye after waking up from an invasive surgical procedure that involved severe blood loss.

Clinical Care

Cataract Prevention: A Race Against Time?

Even moderate delay or prevention of age-related cataracts could put a significant dent in vision loss and health care costs

Dry Eye

MGD: Getting to the Root Cause of Dry Eye

Eye care professionals are shifting their focus to the role of the meibomian glands in dry eye, and away from traditional inflammation-driven models of disease etiology.

Refractive Surgery Update

LVC: No Longer Out of Bounds for Athletes

With today’s cutting-edge refractive procedures, more of our athletic patients are now able to enjoy the visual benefits of laser vision correction.


Adult Vitelliform Maculopathy Management: From Anti-VEGF to Low Vision

An 80-year-old patient has a gradual and asymmetrical decrease in vision. He was referred from the retina clinic to the low vision specialist.

16 Essential Low Vision Tips and Tricks for Every O.D.

Low vision is not just for specialists. Here are a number of easy ways you can help these visually impaired patients.

Through the Eyes of a Patient

Science is key, but don’t disregard the importance of bedside manner—especially at the time of diagnosis.

My Favorite Retinal Photos

An ophthalmic photographer handpicks his favorite photos of retinal diagnoses. Have you seen many of these?


Clinical Quandaries

Eye Tremor Points to Parkinson’s

Tremor is a hallmark of Parkinson’s. A new study shows tremor manifests earliest in the eye. This could mean earlier diagnosis and treatment.

Coding Connection

The Calm Before the Storm

Currently, we’re enjoying a lull in the stormy economy. But now is also the time to prepare.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Softer Approach to Keratoconus?

Newer soft lens designs for keratoconus can deliver both comfort and excellent visual outcomes to many patients.

Diagnostic Quiz

Persistent Ocular Discomfort

What's your diagnosis?

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Over-the-Hill and Overtreated

A 70-year-old patient presented with relatively normal findings, but he was on multiple glaucoma medications. Was he being overtreated?

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Here's what our readers have to say.

News Review

Glaucoma Worsens in Winter?

IOP and visual field sensitivity peak in the winter months.

A Bright Idea for Nearsightedness

Could compact fluorescent bulbs help slow nearsightedness?

Bill Calls for Repeal of SGR Formula

Bill introduced last month would stop an approximate 30% Medicare pay cut next year.

Equal Compensation for Louisiana O.D.s

New legislation ensures proper reimbursement from participating HMOs, PPOs.

Hall of Fame Honors 2012 Inductees

The AOA Foundation to induct five new hall of fame members.

In the News

A few of the latest headlines in optometry.

Puerto Rican Bill Would Allow TPAs

Will Puerto Rican ODs finally gain authority to prescribe therapeutic pharmaceutical agents?

Resveratrol Restores Lost Vision in Wet AMD

Nutraceutical might help restore lost vision in patients with neovascular AMD.

Product Review

Product Review

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

Retina Quiz

Not Just Trichiasis?

This patient presented with dryness and irritation in both eyes, as well as a history of ingrown eyelashes. But, is there more to the story?

Surgical Minute


This procedure can be a great stand-alone option, or it can be combined with cataract surgery. Read on for what every O.D. needs to know about it, and watch a video demonstration of the procedure.

Therapeutic Review

Don’t Hold Your Breath!

Valsalva retinopathy is a potential complication of exertional activity and a compromised vascular system. Here’s how to recognize and address this unusual condition.