April 15, 2015


Essential Procedures

Perform ASP and DBD for Stubborn RCE

If anterior stromal puncture doesn’t do the job for recalcitrant recurrent corneal erosion, here’s a more aggressive option.

Clinical Care

Beat These Modern Day Prescribing Challenges

Today’s optometrists face difficult Rx decisions—from managing pregnant patients to deciding whether a generic can be substituted for a brand.


Firm Up Your Approach to Corneal Ectasia

Optometrists must see these patients “through thick and thin.”

Seeing Red: How Ocular Rosacea Impacts the Cornea

Don’t forget that this condition can affect more than just the eyelids. Here’s what you need to know.

Optometric Study Center

Corneal Harbingers of Systemic Disease

A routine slit lamp exam may reveal telltale findings of health concerns elsewhere in the body. Here are the most common to look for.

Visual Fields

10 Tips for Improving Visual Fields

Perimetry may seem like second nature, but these recommendations can help you obtain better results by refining your understanding of the technology.



Friends and Family Discount

Where’s the worst place to find your loved ones? In poverty? In prison? In trouble? Nope, it’s in your exam chair.

Clinical Quandaries

Open Season on Closed Angles

Which comes first in a patient with narrow angles: peripheral iridotomy or cataract extraction?

Coding Connection

Coding for RCE and ASP

A major procedure can be reported separately from the office visit, but a minor procedure cannot.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Navigating the Slippery Slope

Is it ever okay for a patient with corneal ectasia to wear a scleral contact lens with corneal touch?

Diagnostic Quiz

Head First Into the Exam Room

Blurry vision after an auto accident. What's the diagnosis?

Focus on Refraction

As Flexible as an Oak

A professional pilot’s ‘muscle-building glasses’ do nothing for his dangerous double vision problem.

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Get Your Priorities in Order

A patient presents with eye pain, elevated IOP, cataracts and vein occlusion. To get all your ducks in a row, which problem do you address first?

News Review

Visual Fixation in Newborns Predicts Childhood Cognitive Development

A new study sheds light on the scientific relevance of the eye contact of newborns.

Azithromycin Better Than Doxy for MGD

A new study says azithromycin better improves signs and symptoms—at a lower price.

Highlights of SECO 2015

Continuing education and award ceremonies kept conference-goers busy.

In the News

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.

Patient Takes ‘Contact Lens Adherence’ to a New Level

A surprise in a thick layer of mucus deep in the upper fornix.

Scope Bill in New Mexico

ODs in NM now have full pharmaceutical prescribing privileges.


The Societal Network

A new shared database lets ODs pool their clincial data, for the benefit of everyone.

Product Review

Product Review

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

Retina Quiz

Vision Loss With Wet AMD

A new outlook on an easily misinterpreted finding.

Surgical Minute

Caution! Traumatic Cataracts Ahead

What to expect when you’re expecting the unexpected during cataract surgery.

Therapeutic Review

Wearable Therapy for Dry Eye

Can this decidedly old-school measure hold its own in a more sophisticated era?

Urgent Care

Giant Cell Arteritis Warnings

Don’t miss the subtle signs of this potentially sight-robbing condition.