November 15, 2017


Ocular Surface Anomalies

A Red Eye: Scleritis or Episcleritis?

Differentiating between the two is crucial to ensure you initiate the right treatment.

Glaucoma Therapy: Don’t Forget the Ocular Surface

Following the mantra “do no harm” can be a challenge when prescribing topical glaucoma medications. These tips can help minimize damage.

The Conjunctiva in Crisis: Ocular Irritation Unmasked

When conjunctival calamities strike, here’s how to identify the cause and come up with a plan.

When Dry Eye Compromises Corneal Integrity

Your patients’ blurry vision, keratitis and infections could be caused by ocular surface disease.

Optometric Study Center

The Origins and Management of Contact Lens Discomfort

Understanding how this irritating nuisance develops is the first step toward fighting its deleterious effects.

Systemic Disease

Graft-vs.-host Disease: How, Why and What Next

Dry eye is rampant in this population, and other complications abound.



It’s All About the Benjamins

Let’s discuss the most important word in all of medicine—and it’s not “patient,” unfortunately.

Clinical Quandaries

Red Alert

A routine conjunctivitis case could portend serious systemic illness.

Coding Connection

Steer Clear of the Coding Rut

Every patient’s office visit is different and, often, so is the coding.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

The Role of Toric Peripheries

They provide one last refinement to the fit, improving comfort and vision.

Diagnostic Quiz

Neuro Clinic

A Second Helping

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension sometimes returns. When it does, here’s what to do.

News Review

News Review

OD Regulations | Eye Dominance | Drug Patents | Diabetic Retinopathy

Ocular Surface Review

Could Eyelids Be the Key to DED?

A new theory finds the two linked by a familiar foe: bacterial biofilm.


Sugar Rush

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. So put away that leftover Halloween candy already!

Product Review

Product Review

Pharmaceuticals | Diagnostic Technology | Patient-use Devices | Scleral Lenses

Retina Quiz

Next Time, Order Well Done

A young man returned from an overseas trip with more than just memories.

Review of Systems

Jaundice and the Eyes

Optometrists may be the first to notice icterus, a harbinger of systemic concerns.

The Essentials

Go Deep on Corneal Abrasions

Understanding the physiology of rupture and repair will improve your management decisions.

Therapeutic Review

Stemming the Tide

Cycloablation lowers IOP at its source: the ciliary body. Once considered a last resort, it may be warranted earlier.

Through My Eyes

Red Eyes Mean Optometry

Patients still head to their primary care provider for this when they should be giving their OD a call. What we find could be far more troubling.