Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Experts address questions on anterior segment disease care and contact lens fitting. Edited by Joseph P. Shovlin, OD.

Sun Salutation

An alternate approach to CXL using natural light could be in the works.
01/15/2020

Iron Man in the OR

Don’t automatically rule out laser refractive surgery for patients with hemochromatosis.
12/15/2019

Proceed With Caution

Dupixent is worth prescribing to eczema patients, but be on the lookout for associated ocular surface problems and know how to react if they present.
11/15/2019

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

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