May 15, 2013


Annual ARVO Report

14th Annual Report from ARVO

Topics covered at this year’s meeting range from corneal transplant outcomes to the eagerly-awaited results of AREDS2.

ARVO: Cornea

From improved transplant procedures to scleral and bandage lenses, this year’s research focused on optimized corneal health.

ARVO: Glaucoma

Researchers presented fresh data on new structural metrics, visual fields, blood flow and the latest glaucoma drug.

ARVO: Retina

It’s an exciting time in the retina field. Researchers at ARVO 2013 reported on newly identified genetic factors in AMD and novel treatments for the disease, as well as FDA approval of a retinal prosthesis for RP and a new anti-VEGF agent for wet

Case Report

Diagnosis and Management of Carotid Artery Disease

This patient with type 2 diabetes and hypertension presented with a twig retinal artery occlusion secondary to cholesterol emboli. How should he be managed?

Vision Expo

Highlights of Vision Expo East

Among the glitz and glasses, this year’s meeting also encouraged eye care practitioners to send patients this message: ‘Think About Your Eyes.’


Clinical Quandaries

When the Lens Won’t Leave

On occasion, lens material is found in the eye after cataract surgery. How do you get this unwelcome ‘guest’ to leave?

Coding Connection

Get Clued in on CLIA Testing

As additional states allow optometrists to perform clinical lab testing in the office, more patients and practices will benefit.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Post-CXL: Under Pressure?

While increases in measured IOP have been reported in post-CXL keratoconic eyes, it’s still unclear whether or not it’s a ‘real’ rise.

Diagnostic Quiz

Time to Issue a YAG Order?

How would you approach this case?

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Here's what our readers have to say.

News Review

AREDS2: Tough to Digest

ODs give initial reactions to the AREDS2 findings and how they may—or may not—affect recommendations for AMD patients.

Arthritis Drug Dampens Dry Eye

Kineret effectively treats the symptoms of dry eye disease, study says.

Expanded Scope of Practice Bills on Deck

ODs are fighting for expanded scope of practice laws in three states.

In the News

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

Lazy Eye? Give Tetris a Try!

Forcing both eyes to work together will increase neuroplasticity and help correct amblyopia in adults, researchers say.

The Cost of Impaired Vision

The Institute estimates that there are just over one billion workers worldwide with uncorrected vision.


Playing the Percentages

ARVO’s annual deluge of data once again offers valuable new insights. But health care will always remain more than just a numbers game.

Product Review

Product Review

A look at a few of the latest products.

Retina Quiz

A Torturous Condition

This young patient presented with decreased distance vision and a suspected diagnosis of Marfan syndrome. What do you think?

Review of Systems

Hold the Gluten, Please

Because ocular complications may occur secondary to conditions associated with celiac disease, being aware of CD can help you to be proactive in your patients’ care.

Surgical Minute

How to Handle Wound Leakage

It’s usually self-limiting, and prognosis is excellent. But you do play a vital role.

Therapeutic Review

Rescula to the Rescue?

An old glaucoma medication stages a comeback in the United States.