March 15, 2013


Annual Comanagement Report

An Allergist's Rx for Ocular Allergies

Cross-specialty referrals facilitate more accurate diagnoses and improved patient outcomes.

Cataract Comanagement: The OD ‘Point Guard’

An insider’s view of life on a surgical center team, and the vital role optometry can play.

Comanage with Specialty ODs to Cultivate Better Care

Don’t even think about losing the patient. Think instead about getting the patient the best care.

NAION Follows Cataract Surgery

Although rare, NAION is one of the most visually devastating complications associated with cataract extraction.

Practice Management

How to Upsell in a Down Economy

You know the political campaign slogan, ‘It’s the economy, stupid’? Believe it or not, optical upselling has little to do with the economy.



I Know Write from Wrong

I love writing to patients. And I love it when they write back. The most common letters I get from patients are these: IOU.

Clinical Quandaries

A Hole in One

One injection of a new drug could resolve vitreomacular adhesions, traction and macular holes—and spare the patient from surgery.

Coding Connection

Comanagement Revisited

Remember, the backbone of comanagement is that it’s always the patient’s decision to choose the comanaging physician.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

How to Burst Your Bubble

When inserting scleral lenses, use plenty of fluid and ensure proper fit to minimize air bubbles under the lens.

Diagnostic Quiz

New Found Glory

What's the diagnosis in this case?

News Review

ASCRS: Complications With LASIK and PRK

Are you using topical meds prior to or during LASIK or PRK that could have complications?

Children’s Vision Health Benefit Approved

Starting in January 2014, millions of children will gain vision health coverage.

CRP Test Shows Risk for AMD

Elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein can predict future risk of AMD.

Fight Continues in Fla. ‘Eyeball Wars’

A bill that would allow ODs to prescribe oral medications scored a minor victory in its first round of the legislative process.

Final Rule Issued on Sunshine Act

Starting August 1, 2013, some manufacturers will have to begin gathering information on payments or other transfers of value they make to physicians and teaching hospitals.

In the News

Here's a look at a few of the latest headlines.

US Supreme Court Rejects Optical Retailers’ Appeal

The US Supreme Court wouldn’t hear an appeal by optical groups on Calif. eye exam law.


Many Hands Make Light Work

ODs and MDs working together more closely can manage the deluge of cataract patients, and keep both professions financially healthy.

Product Review

Product Review

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

Retina Quiz

A History of Bad Genes

This patient was more than willing to undergo genetic testing for a progressive eye disease. Find out why.

Review of Systems

A ‘Wolf’ in Sheep’s Clothing

Systemic lupus erythematosus (Part 2): A thorough diagnostic work-up is crucial in distinguishing SLE from other masquerading conditions to ensure proper treatment.

Surgical Minute

PK: Right on the Button

When all else fails, penetrating keratoplasty offers a chance for better acuity.

Therapeutic Review

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Don’t turn a blind eye to a blind eye.