Cornea and Contact Lens Q and A

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

Breaking Down Resistance

While non-responsiveness to drugs like acyclovir during herpes simplex treatment is rare, doctors must know how to proceed if they run into this problem.
11/20/2018

Delaying the Inevitable

With persistent epithelial defects, referring to a specialist may ultimately be the best option.
10/15/2018

Third Time’s the Charm?

Two graft failures later and a patient is running out of options.
09/15/2018

The Cut After Colonization

When patients have resistant organisms, should clinicians be resistant to LASIK?
08/15/2018

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October 4-5, 2019

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
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