May 2009


Annual ARVO Report


Findings this year include the results of new therapeutic regimens, the advances in imaging, and a greater understanding of the genetics behind AMD.

Cataract & Refractive Surgery

This year at ARVO, investigators present findings on cataract surgery risks, the importance of good nutrition and IOL-based drug delivery systems.


This year’s research includes studies on possible new dry eye indicators and treatments, contact lens solution efficacy and the lifelong impact of keratoconus.


This year, researchers present their findings on gene mapping, the relation of blood flow to the glaucomatous process and surgical success rates.

Practice Management

ICD-10: Ready or Not, Here It Comes

The ICD-10 coding system is coming in 2013—and adopting it won’t be easy. Start preparing for it now.



Give P's a Chance

Everybody’s talking about PRKs and Pred Fortes, piggybacks and parallax. Pupils and Polyquads and pink eyes and Popeye’s.

Clinical Quandaries

Drugs for the Mind Affect the Eye

Certain antidepressants, antipsychotics and ADHD drugs can cause ocular side effects. Convey your concerns to the prescribing physician.

Coding Connection

Coding Post-Surgical Contacts

Fitting contact lenses after surgery can be difficult, but proper coding and billing for it doesn’t have to be.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Stop an Antiviral for Vaccine?

Should you stop a herpes simplex keratitis patient’s acyclovir regimen to administer the herpes zoster vaccine?

Diagnostic Quiz

Letters to the Editor

Meetings and Conferences

News Review


Living in the Present

As nice as it is todream about the future, you have a waiting room full of patients who need your help today.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Is the Worst Already Over?

This patient presented with decreased vision that showed gradual improvement. What caused this problem? Will his vision worsen again?

Review of Systems

How Sleep Apnea Hurts the Eye

Obstructive sleep apnea appears to be an aggravating factor in diabetic retinopathy, among other ocular complications.

Therapeutic Review

'Roid Rage

When choosing among steroids, antibiotics and combination agents, make sure the drug best suits the patient’s needs.