June 15, 2015


Essential Procedures

‘Capping Off’ Cataract Surgery

Posterior capsular opacification is the most common complication of cataract surgery. Here’s how this quick and effective procedure is performed.

Case Report

‘Doctor, I Have Mountains in My Eyes’

Suspicious retinal lesions indicate idiopathic sclerochoroidal calcification in an elderly patient.

Diagnostic Technology

Imaging the Choroid? There's an App for That

EDI-OCT technology brings this structure into focus, giving doctors the chance to diagnose diseases earlier and with greater precision.


Final Sale: Avoiding Glass Checks

Glass checks and the inevitable spectacle remakes that follow can be frustrating. Here are 12 strategies to keep patients happy on the first try.

Optometric Study Center

Know Your Retinal Breaks, Tears and Holes

Learn to better recognize posterior segment damage and minimize patient risk.


The Road to Retinal Wellness

Optometrists can protect vision by talking about a healthy lifestyle. Join in the preventative care movement with these tips.



All Boxed In

I’m drowning in half-empty contact lens boxes. It’s time I take control, consequences be damned.

Clinical Quandaries

Hazed and Confused

What’s causing this patient’s neovascularization and corneal haze? Think outside the cornea.

Coding Connection

The Future of Retinal Imaging

Better technology improves care, but coding and reimbursement are slow to catch up.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Battle of the Bands

Knowing the possible reasons behind the resurgence of this common corneal disease is half the battle.

Diagnostic Quiz

Waiting is the Hardest Part

Spots and vision loss in the right eye. What's the diagnosis?

Focus on Refraction

A Prism Disaster

Diplopia, headaches and blurry near vision made homework a chore for this young man. His current glasses didn’t help.

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

The Shoemaker’s Plea

An acquaintance asks your opinion on a patient you’ve never seen. You’re in a social setting, not in the office. How do you handle the situation?

Letters to the Editor

A Good Catch, Myopia and Traumatic Cataracts

ODs respond to recent articles and columns. See what they have to say.

News Review

Calcium Supplements Associated with Increased Prevalence of AMD

Taking more than 800mg of supplementary calcium a day may increase your risk for AMD.

Dyslexia Study Raises Ire of Eye Docs

The results were expected in some circles, but the implication has upset some ODs.

In the News

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

Lens Wearers Have More Demodex

Using confocal microscopy, investigators found Demodex in 90% of lens wearers.

New Insights into The Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy

Blocking a newly identified protein could help boost the effectiveness of anti-VEGF injections for these patients.


Optometry’s Power Trio

With our annual disease guide, Drs. Sowka, Kabat and Gurwood take center stage.

Product Review

Product Review

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

Retina Quiz

A Yellow Polka-Dotted Retina

Can this patient’s fundus exam reveal the cause of his visual distortion?

Surgical Minute

Crystal Clear Results

Keep these post-op concerns in mind to ensure Crystalens patients have good outcomes.

Therapeutic Review

Undercover Ophthalmic Agents

Industry outreach may be slowing down, but you can still keep up on the latest up-and-coming drugs.

Urgent Care

Doin’ the Dilation Lag

Patients with emergency presentations may not recognize the signs of Horner’s syndrome, but you can, using these clinical pearls.