November 15, 2009


Annual Optometric Education Report

Take a Tour of the Three New Optometry Schools

Whether or not we need more schools, these new ones are working hard to develop top-notch graduates who will hit the ground running.

Case Report

A ‘Veil’ Drawn Over The Patient’s Left Eye

This glaucoma patient lost most vision in his left eye due to a presumed retinal arterial macroaneurysm. Therapeutic compliance has become more critical than ever.

Diagnostic Technology

Maximize Your Reimbursements For SD-OCT

To receive the highest level of compensation for SD-OCT exams, know the specifics and limitations of the coding process.

Patient Care

Oral Meds in Eye Care

As doctors, we tend to settle into habitual prescribing patterns—but, we must make sure that we always fully consider the patient’s needs.

Raise Your Level of Care

Do you maintain clinical competence? Here are several things you can do to raise your profile in the health care community while significantly improving patient care.

Special Feature

Long-Term Care: Planning for the Unthinkable

We often think about retirement, but we rarely think about the care we might need when we’re older. Consider planning now.



For Whom the Fox Poops

Be prepared. I learned this as a Boy Scout. Like, when camping, don’t use poison ivy as toilet paper. Be prepared—bring your own.

Clinical Quandaries

Too Much of a Good Thing

Papilledema suggests pseudotumor cerebri. Then, a kidney stone prompts a very enlightening discussion of the patient’s medicine intake.

Coding Connection

Keep on Track for the ICD-10

The switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is about four years away. But, the time to start planning is now.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Debunking a Medical Myth

It’s true that high concentrations of oral cyclosporine can allow for increased amounts of statins in the blood when a patient is taking both medications, but what about topical cyclosporine drops?

Diagnostic Quiz

Letters to the Editor

News Review


Review Invented the Internet!

OK, Al, maybe we didn’t “invent” it, but we most certainly are reinventing it, creating an exciting online professional world in which optometrists can live, laugh and—of course—learn.

Retina Quiz

Is Pregnancy a Factor?

This 28-year-old pregnant woman presented with an ocular condition that is typically found in men. What could it be?

Review of Systems

A Hematological Malignancy

Ophthalmic manifestations of multiple myeloma are diverse and may appear at any time in the disease process.

Therapeutic Review

From Migraine to Angle Closure

A common medication for migraine headaches can cause undesired side effects.