March 2007


Case Report

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Causes Chiasmal Lesion

This patient’s vitamin B12 deficiency manifested through loss of visual fields, uneven cup-to-disc ratios, elevated blood pressure, and dizzy spells.

Dry Eye Report

Look at the ‘Whole’ Picture

Dry eye treatment conducted in isolation, without the consideration of multiple causal factors, is often doomed to failure.

Patient Care

The Secondary Causes of Glaucoma

A wide variety of clinical conditions make up what we call the ‘secondary glaucomas.’ Don’t mistake trabecular obstructions for POAG.

What Can Botox Do For Your Patients?

What your patients should understand about botulinum toxin treatment for focal dystonias, strabismus, and other ophthalmic disorders.

Practice Management

How I Quit Corporate And Started Cold

After as many as 16 years on the ‘chain gang,’ these O.D.s are hanging out the shingle.



What Makes a Hottentot So Hot?

Courage. What puts the ‘ape’ in apricot? Courage. What have they got that we haven’t got? Courage.

Clinical Quandaries

DSEK: New Way to Foil Fuchs'

This new procedure allows for faster visual recovery than penetrating keratoplasty and earlier cataract extraction.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Which Antibiotic for Rosacea?

Minocycline and doxycycline both have been proven effective, but doxycycline appears to have a slight advantage

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

The Cost of Doing Business

An 84-year-old patient is newly diagnosed with glaucoma. Is treatment worth the cost given her age?

Letters to the Editor

Meetings and Conferences

News Review


Pat Yourself on the Back

Everything about optometry is more sophisticated than it was a mere 10 years ago.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Male’s Vision Appears Watery

This HIV+ patient worried that his blurred vision was a retinal detachment, but examination and testing showed other unusual changes.

Therapeutic Review

Just Say No

Ganja for glaucoma? A simple answer still works best for this difficult question.