March 15, 2011



Interprofessional Communication Pearls for Writing Referral Letters

Referral relationships are essential to patient retention and a successful practice.

When Should You Refer a Glaucoma Patient?

Ask yourself these four questions—from a private practice O.D. and an O.D. in a referral center—to help you decide when to retain or when to refer.


IOP Goes ‘Bump’ in the Night

Intraocular pressure rises during the night, hours after (or before) you see patients in your office. Here’s a review of the latest research.

Office Design

An Eye for Design

Whether you are remodeling your current eye care office or preparing to build a new one, strong consideration of the layout is imperative.

Ophthalmic Drugs

Relieve Patients’ Itchy, Irritated Eyes

As primary eye care practitioners, we are fortunate to have many readily available and efficacious options to offer our ocular allergy patients.


Treating Patients on the Autism Spectrum

How O.D.s can better meet the needs of this special patient population.

Special Feature

Learn How to Irrigate The Lacrimal System

Lacrimal irrigation is a relatively simple procedure that can help enhance your patients’ tear flow.



Why I Always Feel Funny

Most of the problems we deal with are no laughing matter... Ha! I’m just kidding. Of course they are. Here are some of my favorites.

Clinical Quandaries

Protect the Patient (and Yourself)

To ensure quality patient care, look at every patient’s nerve as if they have glaucoma—until proven otherwise.

Coding Connection

Coding for the Allergy Patient

Diagnosing and treating ocular allergy can be challenging. Coding for it shouldn’t be.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Pulsed Light for Ocular Rosacea

Could this new therapy be the answer to MGD and dry eye?

Diagnostic Quiz

Letters to the Editor

News Review


A New World for Pharma (Part II)

With so few blockbuster drugs on the horizon, where will the pharmaceutical industry focus its attention and how will that affect the future of drug development?

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Young Girl, Bad Eye

This young patient presented with significant blur in her left eye. What is the likely diagnosis?

Review of Systems

The Digestive System: Part II

The gastrointestinal system and the eye may be involved as part of a systemic disease process.

Therapeutic Review


Here’s a look at prostaglandin analogs for the treatment of angle-closure glaucoma.