October 15, 2020

Features

Genetics

Genetics in Eye Care: DNA Leads the Way

Knowledge of disease processes is flourishing, but questions remain regarding clinical application.

Myopia

Myopia: Should We Treat It Like a Disease?

The research is mounting, but whether the projections hold true in clinical practice is still up for debate.

Pharmaceuticals

Antibiotics in Eye Care: A Balancing Act

Here’s what you need to consider when weighing the benefits versus the risks in the era of resistance.

Practice Management

A Simpler Way to Code Office Encounters

A major update coming in January will finally make things much easier.

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Optometry

With all the changes wrought by the pandemic, optometrists must be nimble and willing to adapt—or else find themselves outmaneuvered.

Will Subspecialization Help Optometry Evolve?

After years of discussion, it just may happen. Some think it’s long overdue—others say it’s unnecessary. Here’s a preview.

Technology

Eye Care at the Speed of Light

Telehealth and AI rely on digital tools when human interaction is hard to come by. Here’s how these trends have been accelerated by the shutdown and other catalysts.

Departments

Chairside

Musings Behind the Mask

My PPE is getting to my head, causing more reflection than usual. These notes might just spark something in you, too.

Clinical Quandaries

Red Herring

A potential misdiagnosis might bump the proper treatment for EKC off track.

Coding Connection

Telehealth: Friend or Foe

Temporary changes have made this platform useful, but that might not be the case moving forward.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

The Value of Vaccination

Shingrix is the recommended vaccine for shingles, especially for patients taking a prophylactic antiviral.

Diagnostic Quiz

Decreased Vision Indecision

Macular involvement and a swift decline in acuity prompt many questions about the condition’s causes and potential interventions.

Focus on Refraction

A Patient on Thin Ice

We had to help an athlete break a bad habit so that he could return to his sport.

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Evading the Hallmark of Glaucoma

Patients lost to follow-up aren’t always a train wreck when they finally re-emerge.

Outlook

Winds of Change

Numerous trends in optometry are reaching an inflection point. Will they disrupt, or just distract?

Retina Quiz

The Space Between

A unique OCT pattern will reveal what is affecting our elderly patient.

Surgical Minute

Up Your ERM Referral Game

Innovations in instrumentation have made epiretinal membrane surgery a more viable option for many patients.

Therapeutic Review

Equilibrium in the Eye

Immediate medical intervention can stabilize the acute angle-closure patient for LPI.

Through My Eyes

The Post COVID-19 Game Plan

Here’s why some practices are closing their doors while others are thriving.