October 15, 2014


Annual Surgery Report

In Pursuit of Emmetropia: Choosing from the Refractive Surgery Menu

New surgical technology and procedures make it a viable prospect for more patients than ever. Here's an overview of the latest approaches.

IOL Advances: How to Discuss Them with Patients

You've got the knowledge you need to start the conversation. But it requires a delicate balance to avoid establishing the wrong expectations.

Postop Predicaments in Cataract Procedures

Three non-routine cataract cases showcase surgical advances and highlight increasing postoperative visual expectations.

Where Do You Stand on These Refractive Surgery Controversies?

The good news: options abound. The bad news: ditto.

Optometric Study Center

When the Retina Reveals a Blood Disorder

The majority of anemias, hemoglobinopathies and hematological malignancies have retinal manifestations. Here's what you need to know when you see one.

Practice Management

Smooth Your Transition to EHR

It's been a shotgun wedding. Could a little more attention make it a happy marriage? Here's how to get through the rough patches.



A Legend in Your Own Mind

What's your purpose in life? It may have something to do with finding a treasure. Or making a journey. Or something. You better go find out.

Clinical Quandaries

Cold Sore, Hot Lid

It's a common condition. What, if anything, can be done to identify and treat it?

Coding Connection

Don't Cut Corners on Surgery

Just like performing a minor procedure itself, know what you're doing before you submit a claim for one.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

When the Lens is Down and Out

These key factors must be considered when troubleshooting a decentered scleral lens.

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Not What the Doctor Ordered

This patient returned after uncomplicated cataract surgery with an unexpected "correction" to his glaucoma. How did this happen?

News Review

Children with Amblyopia See Speech Differently

It's one reason why mothers may say: "Look at me when I'm talking to you."


Communication Breakdown

Information sharing was supposed to flourish under EHR. It hasn't. Try to see it as an opportunity to improve, not an excuse to abort the mission.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

The Eye is Dotted

This patient reported rapid vision loss in her left eye. We noted a lesion and white dots in the affected macula. What's the diagnosis?

Surgical Minute

Narrow Angles, Open Minds

Optometrists are increasingly involved in recommending—and even performing—PIs. Here, an Oklahoma OD walks us through the procedure.

Therapeutic Review

New Blepharitis Treatments

A decade ago, we looked at the latest treatment options for blepharitis. It's high time we eye them up again.