June 2009


Dry Eye

Lid Margin Disease and Dry Eye: The Intrinsic Link

Lid margin disease is the most common cause of dry eye. Address its cause, and the patient’s dry eye complaints may also subside.

Eye Care Across Cultures

Open Your Doors to Hispanic Patients

Don’t know the language? ¡No hay problema! Several resources can help you provide the best care possible for your Hispanic patients.

A Snapshot of Optometry Around the World

Optometric scope of practice is literally all over the map. Take a look at what optometrists are doing in other countries—and how it’s changing.

What’s Race Got to Do With It?

While each patient is an individual, racial differences exist for certain ocular conditions. Knowing these affects diagnosis and treatment.

Supply and Demand for Culturally Competent Eye Care

The demand for eye care services in minority populations is higher than ever in the history of our country. Here’s how to supply culturally competent care to African- and Asian-American patients.

Special Report

OSSO Wants You!

O.D.s with a special interest in dry eye and ocular surface disease are welcome to join this new, inclusive society.



Reunited (and It Feels So Good)

I just got back from my 30-year reunion at PCO. At first, I was afraid to walk those old hallowed halls again. Then I found out they moved the place.

Coding Connection

Two Key Terms for Compliance

Two important concepts—medical necessity and chief complaint—are essential for compliance in medical eye care.

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Perimetry Gets an Upgrade

Flicker-defined form perimetry can document visual field loss earlier and more accurately than conventional white-on-white testing.

Meetings and Conferences

News Review



'The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see.'

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Is This More Than Myopia?

This patient presented with blurry vision O.S. and a history of high myopia. Is her severe nearsightedness to blame, or is something else wrong?

Therapeutic Review

Reversal of Fortune

Dapiprazole, once intended to reverse pupillary dilation, is enjoying a comeback as a remedy in cases of night haloes, postoperative blur and pseudophakia.