May 2007


31st Annual Contact Lens Report

What Have We Learned from the Fusarium Outbreak?

Last year’s Fusarium keratitis outbreak generated renewed interest in the importance of lens care compliance. Here’s how this outbreak changed the way O.D.s educate their patients.

ARVO Report

Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Researchers discuss quality of vision among IOLs, prevention of cataract surgery-related complications and new procedures.


This year, findings include more possible uses for Avastin, genetic factors that influence AMD and new uses of OCT in a retina practice.


New studies discuss microbial keratitis treatment options, HSV and dry eye diagnosis and treatment.

Introducing This Year's Clinical Research

Research presented at this year’s meeting covers topics ranging from microbial keratitis to central corneal thickness.


Research offers new information about CCT, additional predictors of glaucoma, and ways to increase compliance.


Doctor, Take the Wheel!

The optometrists’ role in cataract comanagement is expanding every day. This article will review the latest thinking in pre- and postoperative care.

Patient Care

A Look at Microbial Keratitis Today

Re-thinking corneal ulcer management post-Fusarium.

Practice Management

Malpractice: The Suit That Takes You to the Cleaners

Even the most seasoned O.D.s are not immune.

Make a List, And Check It Twice

You can never plan too much when relocating your practice.

SECO Roundup

SECO 2007: For Your Eyes Only

SECO may be ‘always in February and always in Atlanta,’ but it is never the same old thing. At this year’s meeting, attendees ‘bonded’ like never before.



Get a Feel for It

Feelings make us human. It’s good to feel happy, and it’s OK to feel sad. You can feel sorrow, and you can feel glad. Just don’t feel nothing.

Clinical Quandaries

Injecting New Life into AMD

Recent treatments for age-related macular degeneration not only halt the disease but improve vision. Which one is right for your patient?

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

LASIK, LASEK or PRK for Cop?

Each procedure has pros and cons for a patient about to enter the police academy.

Lenses, Infiltrates and Red Eyes

How do you know if a contact lens wearer’s red eye and infiltrates are viral or lens-induced?

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Select a Sample Before You Rx

A newly diagnosed glaucoma patient needs to begin medical therapy. Start with the right sample—if you have one.

Meetings and Conferences

News Review


Understanding Autism

With autism running rampant in American communities, it’s time we all get schooled on what it is and what we can do to help.

Infected with the Truth

Highlight the role that non-compliance can play in ocular infection, and contact lenses will enjoy the good reputation they deserve.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Is 'Wispy' Floater a Clue?

The patient also exhibited areas of hyperplasia in the right eye and changes in the peripheral retina of the left eye.

Therapeutic Review

'Anointing' a Standard of Care

Is there still a role for fortified antibiotics in the management of bacterial keratitis?

Care for the Anophthalmic Patient

Anophthalmic patients are still susceptible to infections, allergies and inflammation. Here’s how to manage these patients.