Today's Spotlight

End of the Line for EBMD

Over the years our understanding of EBMD has matured, as has our ability to diagnose and manage it. Here, we review causes, symptoms and treatments.

Today's Spotlight

Spot the Subtleties

A 76-year-old Caucasian female with moderately advanced open-angel glaucoma, OD>OS was initially seen in 2007, at which point she was undiagnosed. At that visit, her optic nerve appearances warranted further evaluation, which confirmed she was a glaucoma suspect without frank structural and functional glaucomatous damage.

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Make Way For Yoked Prism

The goal with prism is to improve and enhance looking behavior and to extend how long a patient is able to pay attention. This column focuses on the use of vertically oriented yoked prisms and includes two stories of success.

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Elevator Going Up

A 62-year-old female presented to the office with a chief complaint of floating spots in the right eye of four weeks’ duration. Her systemic and ocular histories were unremarkable for treatable disease. She denied taking medications and reported no allergies of any kind. 

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Operation Risk Reduction

Even though contact lens designs and materials have improved, the rate of corneal infection in wearers hasn’t changed in over two decades. What are the most common causes of infection? How can we limit them? Are there any barriers?

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May 15, 2021

Features

Stay Alert for Systemic Med Surprises

Many ocular adverse effects may be hiding inside your patient’s pill bottle. Here’s a new way to think about them.

Get to Know HZO

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the various treatment options to effectively manage this condition.

Make Glaucoma Therapy More Patient-Friendly

Here’s how to better ensure patient adherence to treatment.

Managing Miotics and Mydriatics

Take a closer look at old, new and future uses of these drugs.

Take the Fear Out of Comanaging Neuro Cases

Many patients are best served through a partnership between primary care optometrists and appropiate subspecialists.

Using Antibiotics in Anterior Segment Care

Bacterial ocular and periocular infections are common in adults and children, but choosing an effective treatment strategy relies on more than an accurate clinical diagnosis.

Departments

The Force Awakens

In-person conferences are coming back, slowly and fitfully, but with momentum and goodwill on their side.

Sidestep Side Effects

Here’s how to minimize the potential complications of a KPro.

Blindsided

A thorough, dilated examination of the retina is necessary to diagnose retinitis pigmentosa.

Dose Escalation

A number of new and exciting pharmaceuticals to help manage ocular disease are on the horizon. Get to know them here.

From Dislocation to Restoration

This patient had to undergo IOL replacement surgery to finally achieve satisfactory vision.

Game Over

An anxious patient presents complaining of recent-onset blurred vision at distance. Are his fears warranted?

Looking to Be a Trendsetter? Yeah, Me Too

I may not have a million followers on Instagram—or even have an account—but I do know a thing or two about things.

Persistent Proliferation

Solve this patient’s cloudy vision with fundus photography.

Spring Renewal

With the change of the seasons comes opportunity.

Surveying the Cavern

Take a closer look at how the features that make up this sinus function—and can lead to dysfunction.

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Expert clinician Paul Karpecki, OD, provides practical insights and management strategies for a wide array of ocular conditions.

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A quarterly e-newsletter by Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS) covering the latest information on cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, comanagement and leading technologies.

Optometric Retina Society E-Newsletter

Keep up to date on the latest research and clinical findings in retinal disease care with this quarterly publication from the ORS.

Optometric Physician E-Journal

A weekly e-journal edited by Art Epstein, OD, featuring incisive commentary, timely research summaries and late-breaking news.

Continuing Education

May 2021 • 2.00 Credits

Get to Know HZO

April 2021 • 2.00 Credits

A New Consensus on Keratoconus

March 2021 • 2.00 Credits

How to Conduct a Good Dry Eye Assessment

February 2021 • 2.00 Credits

The Role of Eyelids in Health and Disease

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

March/April 2021

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