May 15, 2012


ARVO Report

2012 Report from ARVO

Review’s 13th Annual ARVO Report covers the latest clinical advances, studies, office-based treatments and surgical procedures.

ARVO: Cataract & Refractive Surgery

New research focuses on penetrating corneal procedures, cataract prevention and a variety of innovations that could eventually benefit patients.

ARVO: Cornea

The effect of contact lenses on the eye was high on the agenda at ARVO 2012. Dry eye also commanded attention, as did meibomian gland dysfunction and cutting edge corneal procedures.

ARVO: Glaucoma

New insights on topical therapy, prevention, structure, function and diagnostic technologies highlighted a diverse presentation of topics.

ARVO: Retina

Researchers revealed new insights from established studies in AMD and diabetic retinopathy at ARVO 2012. Pioneering work on retinal-vitreal treatments, genetics, sleep apnea and other topics provided many additional learning opportunities

Optic Neuropathy

The Many Paths of Acute Optic Neuropathy

Understanding each one is the key to proper care.

Vision Expo

International Vision Expo East Breaks Historical Attendance Records

Preliminary results: 16% more O.D.s at this year’s meeting.



A Pain in the Aspirin

Headaches are common in clinical optometric practice. For me, they usually start around 8 or 9 o’clock in the morning, and last until about 5.

Clinical Quandaries

Depressed and Dizzy

A bipolar patient, on a handful of psychotropic meds, presented with vague visual complaints. What, if anything, can you do for her?

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Treat FK the Right Way

There’s no shortage of pain management options for severe corneal injuries. It’s just a matter of choosing the best one for your patient.

Diagnostic Quiz

Thyroid Disease Under Control?

A 45-year-old white male presented with a chief complaint of worsening diplopia and general “eye discomfort.”

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Here's what our readers have to say.

News Review

AMD Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

Participants with any form of AMD were approximately 50% more likely to have a stroke.

Eyes Dry? Try a Cup of Joe

Caffeine could offer some relief for those who suffer with dry eye syndrome.

Glaucoma is Underdiagnosed—and Overdiagnosed

U.S. clinicians in certain regions may be more likely to underdiagnose or overdiagnose various forms of the disease.

In the News

A look at a few of the latest headlines in eye care.

Ocular Tremor Signals Parkinson’s Disease

Tremor measurement could even be used to diagnose the disorder.

Poor Glaucoma Drop Technique

Good intentions, bad instillations.

Update on Appalachian College of Optometry

New optometry school to begin classes in Fall of 2014.


Dry Eye Dazzles

Think dry eye is humdrum? Think again. The quest to understand this seemingly simple affliction has inspired more invention than most other areas of optometric practice.

Product Review

Product Review

A look at some of the latest product offerings in eye care.

Retina Quiz

One Eye's Better Than None

This patient presented with 20/400 vision in his right eye. Now, he’s losing the vision in his left eye too. Can we help restore his sight?

Review of Systems

Add Color to Your Diet

Macular pigments (Part 1): Xanthophylls may not only protect the retina, but also enhance its function.

Surgical Minute


Are we witnessing the next revolution in cataract surgery? Read on for what every O.D. needs to know about it.

Therapeutic Review

Build a Therapeutic Practice

Now, more than ever, is the time for optometry to embrace medical management.