December 15, 2015


Case Report

Pattern Recognition: How to Identify and Confirm Multifocal Pattern Dystrophy

This rare condition can be difficult to diagnose. Learn the important differentials and fundamental tools to get your patient on the track to proper management.


Recognizing TBI-related Vision Disorders

These visual signs and symptoms can help uncover concussions and will guide your approach to intervention.


ACA Children’s Vision Health Benefit: Boom or Bust?

The Affordable Care Act’s pediatric essential health benefit has opened the door to comprehensive eye care for millions of children—but will it make a difference in the office?

Amblyopia: When to Treat, When to Refer?

This common pediatric condition can be managed successfully with timely intervention.

Discern Optic Nerve Head Drusen from True Papilledema

Evaluating a pediatric patient’s optic nerve presents particular challenges. Consider these non-invasive techniques and know what you’re looking for.

Systemic Management of Pediatric Ocular Disease: Small Patients, Big Decisions

A little pharmacology expertise can go a long way in treating kids using oral medications.



Back to the Future, or the Past?

Who knew a direct ophthalmoscope could still be my most valuable tool in the age of high-tech doodads?

Clinical Quandaries

Nothing to Sneeze At

A patient with well-controlled glaucoma experiences a sudden spike in IOP—could his steroidal nose spray be the culprit?

Coding Connection

What a Year It’s Been

Optometrists have been rolling with the punches all year.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Taking the Bull by the Horns

In the case of a bacterial corneal ulcer, what oral action—if any—should be taken?

Diagnostic Quiz

Lids That Shake, Rattle and Roll

A patient presented for an urgent visit with a chief complaint of a twitching eyelid. What's her diagnosis?

Focus on Refraction

The Endpoint Endgame

The questions you ask to determine your refraction endpoints can cause differential results. What should you ask—and why?

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

The Opposite of “Red Disease”

A second opinion for a 65-year-old glaucoma suspect leads to a discussion of technology, imaging and, ultimately, glaucoma.

News Review

Amblyopia Treatment Goes High-tech

Programmable electronic glasses help improve vision in children with amblyopia.

Anti-VEGF as a Treatment for PDR

Research suggests ranibizumab can be just as effective as PRP for patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

Can Eye Drops Slow Myopia in Kids?

A common amblyopia treatment could also slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.

In the News

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

Not-so Novel Dry AMD Treatment

Could a medication on the market today help patients diagnosed with dry age-related macular degeneration?

Why Birth Order Affects Myopia

Parental investment in education may play a role in children's development of myopia.


The Kids are Alright

Or are they? Vision screenings are no substitute for a true eye exam.

Product Review

Product Review

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

Retina Quiz

When the Stars Align

Can connecting the dots between symptoms and imaging explain this patient’s vision loss?

Surgical Minute

Expanding Outflow with MIGS

A new procedure, Visco360, can be a great stand-alone option, or it can be combined with cataract surgery.

Therapeutic Review

Sowka Down Under ... Again

Don’t be so quick to discount so-called “natural” therapies.

Urgent Care

War Paint

Sports can be all fun and games until someone winds up with ocular trauma.