October 15, 2010



How to Avoid Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome

Many of your cataract patients are at high risk. Here’s what to look for and how you and the surgeon can work together to prevent it.


Open Your Eyes to Functional Blepharoplasty

This quality-of-life enhancing procedure is often overlooked and too seldom recommended to the countless elderly patients who could benefit greatly from it.

Patient Care

How Often Do You Dilate?

Fewer than two-thirds of adults with diabetes get an annual dilated eye exam. By that measure, many patients aren’t dilated often enough.

Special Report

What Has Your Residency Taught You?

Former residents say that their postgraduate training was invaluable. In a larger sense, residency programs elevate the profession in untold ways.



Phylogeny vs. Progeny?

Is it genetics or environment that causes us to make the choices we do? In my case, it’s my wife that causes me to make the choices I do.

Clinical Quandaries

It’s Tor-riffic!

Any time is the right time to mention toric IOLs to patients with astigmatism. The earlier the education process, the better.

Coding Connection

Just Another Phone Call

Making money from medical eye care is just a by-product of providing the standard of care and coding correctly.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Shut Your Dirty Mouth

Although quite rare, dental work can cause problems with cataract surgery or corneal transplantation.

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Speak No Evil

This patient with optic nerve damage and elevated IOP was NOT diagnosed with glaucoma by another physician. What should you do?

News Review

Video Games Stimulate Visual Brain Function

Extensive video game playing can improve hand-eye coordination, according to a study in the October issue of Cortex.

Former FDA Official Warns of LASIK Risks

The man who OK’d LASIK now warns of an “epidemic” of eye problems.


Never Assume

You won’t just look like a donkey; you’ll also be shortchanging your patients.

Retina Quiz

Lesions Lead to VA Loss

This HIV+ patient presented with several peripheral lesions in both eyes. Is her compromised immune system to blame?

Therapeutic Review

Pharmaceuticals for All Budgets

Providing optimum therapeutic care can be challenging if the patient has a limited income. Fortunately, there are several effective, less expensive options.