November 2007



Anatomy of a Curriculum Overhaul

In 2001, the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (among other schools) launched a new, integrative, problem-based curriculum. Did they do the right thing?

Optometric Education Report

Education is not an end in itself, but a means to many ends.

Low Vision

The Low Vision Cases We Won't Forget

These four cases demonstrate that communication is key when working with a low vision patient to find an effective solution.

Patient Care

In the Eye of a Woman

Nearly two-thirds of visually-impaired patients are women. Is gender a factor in their ocular health?

Practice Management

Recommendations from the Quality Assurance Committee

Knowledge about how to avoid exposure to infectious diseases and other pathogens allows you and your staff to work safely and without anxiety.

Student Special

Recipe for Optometric Success

Here is an A-Z primer for the optometric student or recent graduate.

Systemic Health

Your Role in Managing Patients with Immunologic Disorders

Patients with systemic disorders often present with secondary ocular complications. Here are some guidelines for diagnosing and treating them.



Slogan's Run

My state's motto is changing, and not for the better. It made me think: How do we label ourselves? 'Just as good as the next guy?'

Clinical Quandaries

Are NSAIDs a Must for Cataract?

More eye surgeons are prescribing topical NSAIDs both pre- and post-operatively for cataract patients to prevent cystoid macular edema.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

What to Do About MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are increasing in frequency. What can you do for your patients?

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Trust Your Judgment

Is this patient's pronounced nerve fiber layer wedge defect related to glaucoma?

Meetings and Conferences

News Review


An Eye on Education

Today's university and continuing education programs are entrusted with a huge responsibility.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

From Bad to Worse

This patient with diabetic retinopathy complained of poor vision, despite previously undergoing a laser procedure. What else may be wrong?

Therapeutic Review

Make This Virus Vanish

Herpes simplex virus is common, but it requires aggressive therapeutic management and close observation.