September 15, 2015


American Academy of Optometry

Academy CE in The Big Easy

Optometrists head to New Orleans for education, exhibits and so much more at the 2015 Academy meeting.

Annual Technology Report

A Clinical Guide to Fundus Autofluorescence

Lipofuscin reveals a previously unseen world of potential disease indicators. Here’s how to navigate it.

An OD’s Tech Tool Wish List

Improving patient care is the top priority when purchasing new technology—but some other benefits are making upgrades worth the price.

How to Shop for New Technology

Upgrading your practice’s equipment can be overwhelming and expensive—but necessary. Here are some tips to ensure success.

The Anatomy of an OCT Scan

OCTs—and their printouts—can be tough to understand. Here’s a how-to on differentiating OCT models and reading their scans.

Case Report

The Swollen Optic Disc: Is this an Emergency?

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a diagnosis of exclusion.


Visual Aura and Scotomas: What Do They Indicate?

Tracing these anomalous phenomena to their physiological origins can help you determine the appropriate level of care.

Optometric Study Center

Guidelines on Glaucoma Progression

Monitoring patients is key to providing appropriate treatment.



Howdy, Y’all!

I’ve moved on to bigger things—it’s time to see what the Lone Star State has to offer an OD like me.

Clinical Quandaries

‘Assume’ Leads to ‘Doom’

A patient presents with a simple itchy eye. Is that all it is? Or should you consider more consequential scenarios?

Coding Connection

Testing: More Than Just a Code

New technology is great to have, but be sure to know the rules on coding these tests.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Dendriform Dilemmas

Pay attention to the presentation when choosing the appropriate treatment.

Diagnostic Quiz

Could it Be the Glaucoma?

A patient presents with history of headache and decreased vision OS for two weeks. What's the diagnosis?

Letters to the Editor

Refraction and Neuro Questions

Readers share their thoughts on recent articles and columns.

Neuro Clinic

Colored Shadows: An Emergency

Positive visual symptoms of amaurosis fugax are possible. Here’s what to look for and how to diagnose.

News Review

Amblyopia’s Effect on the Brain

Researchers find water diffusing more easily down the brain's visual pathways in patients with amblyopia.

AOA Urges FDA to Investigate Online Eye Exam Provider

Opternative claims that its technology is FDA registered.

Autoimmune Uveitis Starts in the Gut

Intestinal bacteria masquerade as retinal antigens, prompting immune cell activation.

First Guide Dog for Runners

A pilot program aims to support runners who are visually impaired.

In the News

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

The Path to Vision Loss in AMD

Researchers discover how atypical blood vessels form, causing vision loss in patients with AMD.

Ocular Surface Review

A Grain of Salt?

Skeptics wonder if osmolarity testing lacks clinical value. Here’s why they’re wrong.


99 Problems

Only one contact lens wearer out of 100 is compliant. The rest abuse the privilege.

Retina Quiz

Should Have Stayed on Vacation

While on a trip to Europe, a patient experiences blurred vision. Paired with his comorbidities, can you identify the cause?

Review of Systems

The OD’s Role in Stroke Care

With noninvasive imaging, we can trace damage back to the retinal ganglion cell complex.

Surgical Minute

Feel the Burn

Can intense pulsed light therapy help your patients with dry eye due to MGD?

Therapeutic Review

Coming Attractions

Are exciting new glaucoma therapies coming soon to a pharmacy near you?