November 15, 2013


Clinical Care

Don't Avoid Steroid Use

Glaucoma Patients Can Benefit


Current Trends in Comanagement

Four out of five ODs say they've increased their comanagement in the past five years. The reasons involve more patients, more medical eye care, and more acceptance among MDs.

Optometric Study Center

The Many Moods of Uveitis

Uveitis results from a multitude of causes and presents with a variety of symptoms. Here's how to distinguish the etiology, determine the diagnosis and fine-tune the treatment.

Refractive Surgery Update

Surgery in LVC's 'Early Adopters'

Patients who had laser vision correction back in the 1990s are starting to return with age-related cataracts. What potential obstacles must we navigate during the cataract comanagement process?

Research Update

CXL: The Missing Link?

Can corneal collagen crosslinking expand the refractive surgery market? The simple answer is 'yes.' But there's a little more to it than that.



Complaint is a Pain in the Brain

Headaches are sometimes related to vision. But, if you are a single parent with four teenagers, don't blame your headache on your glasses.

Clinical Quandaries

When the Defect Doesn’t Heal

Two options for a non-healing epithelial defect are autologous serum drops or an amniotic membrane graft. These let the healing begin.

Coding Connection

Who's Writing the Rx Anyway?

How do you control patient outcomes when your spectacle prescriptions are hijacked by vision plans?

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Corneal Cartography

Extensively mapping each individual patient's cornea is a crucial step before recommending refractive surgery.

Diagnostic Quiz

Too Much Progress?

How would you approach this case?

News Review

In the News

Here's a look at a few of the latest headlines.

Discovery Could Lead to Cataract Drug

German researchers evaluate protective effect of two proteins

ODs Win Third Battle Against Spectera

Georgia ODs sued company for violating Patient Access to Eye Care Act.

Sold Out CE Boosts VEW Attendance

Program aimed to help ODs get more involved in glaucoma care

TX: Dispute Over In-Store Exams

Battle brews in Lubbock between OD and eyewear chain


Toward a 20/20 View of 2020

In just seven years, one third of the US population will be over age 60. ODs who pepare now will be ready to meet that need.

Product Review

Product Review

A look at some of the latest product offerings in eye care.

Retina Quiz

The Need for Closure

This patient experienced poor visual acuity in her right eye for as long as she could remember. Now her left eye is failing. Can we help her?

Review of Systems

Vitamin D Comes to Light

We know that it fortifies teeth and bones. But what about other body systems, including the eye?

Surgical Minute