Cornea and Contact Lens Q and A

Challenge Accepted

Neurotrophic keratopathy can be difficult to manage, but ever-expanding treatment options are enhancing our ability to achieve successful results.
10/15/2019

The Risk-return Tradeoff

The pros of vaccination usually always outweigh the cons.
09/15/2019

High Risk, Limited Options

Treatment for limbal stem cell deficient eyes can take one of two routes, neither of which guarantees a successful outcome.
08/15/2019

Who Wore it Best?

Several myopia management options exist, but it’s important to first select the most suitable candidates for each.
07/15/2019

The Lesser of Two Evils

Acanthamoeba keratitis patients may still be able to have refractive surgery but each procedure poses risks.
06/15/2019

Pinpointing the Problem

Amiodarone doesn’t usually have a significant effect on vision. But be more vigilant when it’s used in a patient with other acuity-reducing issues.
05/15/2019

Environmental Protection

External organisms cause more aggressive cases of microbial keratitis than those native to the eye. Daily disposable use reduces the risk.
04/15/2019

Twice the Conditions, Twice the Fun

While the presence of other corneal abnormalities makes things difficult for this keratoconus patient, CXL should be initiated as soon as disease progression is detected.
03/15/2019

Making the Leap

Avoiding corneal touch whenever possible when fitting scleral lenses helps minimize the risk of long-term ocular damage.
02/15/2019

The Latest and Greatest

Newly approved shingles vaccine Shingrix is a viable option for many elderly patients.
12/15/2018

Upcoming Events

November 1-3, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Charleston
Location: Charleston Marriott
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Key Faculty: Doug Devries, Marc Bloomenstein, Robert P. Woodridge, Jack Schaeffer
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 12 CE Credits 

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December 13-14, 2019

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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