How to Succeed in Cataract Comanagement

These tips can help you stay integral to the care team—and it all starts with open communication.

How Comanagement Reinvented Optometry

A pioneer looks back on the conflicts and conquests that unfolded as ODs and MDs established an uneasy new collaboration.

Can You Crack These Comanagement Cases?

When encountering a tricky case that might require other doctors, don’t lead from behind—take charge of the comanagement effort.

Comanaging MIGS: The Birth of the Middle Class

No longer is glaucoma surgery a high-risk, high-reward venture. Safer—but more modestly beneficial—options are emerging. Here’s a look at the OD’s role.

Be a Neuro-ophth 'First Responder'

When the eye—and even the patient—hangs in the balance, prompt action and careful collaboration could save the day.

Looks Like Glaucoma, But is it?

The patient's visual fields say glaucoma, but his optic nerves disagree. What else is going on?

Current Trends in Comanagement

Four out of five ODs say they've increased their comanagement in the past five years. The reasons involve more patients, more medical eye care, and more acceptance among MDs.

Don’t Drop Patients on Plaquenil

New guidelines have revised how we should screen our patients on Plaquenil: Earlier screening is better.

Interprofessional Communication Pearls for Writing Referral Letters

Referral relationships are essential to patient retention and a successful practice.

When Should You Refer a Glaucoma Patient?

Ask yourself these four questions—from a private practice O.D. and an O.D. in a referral center—to help you decide when to retain or when to refer.

Upcoming Events

February 14-17, 2020

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Center
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO, and Leo Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO
Up to 17 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 16-18, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 18-19, 2020

Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO
Up to 10 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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