Today's Spotlight

Legislation With Vision

Medical eye care may well be where ODs’ educational needs are the greatest right now, but their patients still just want to see better when they leave than when they arrived.

Today's Spotlight

Become Who You Are

With last month’s announcement of Texas ODs being able to independently manage glaucoma patients and Massachusetts’s law in January allowing topical glaucoma prescription authority, all 50 states now allow our profession to effectively manage this blinding condition. These legal rights mean we must become the primary providers and prescribers for glaucoma.

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There’s a Drop For That

These ocular meds are a hot commodity for both patients and practitioners.

Today's Spotlight

Don't Blow Your Top

An 18-year-old female presented for a routine exam with no visual complaints, but confrontation visual fields revealed an inferior defect in one eye. What tests should I perform and what is in the differential diagnosis?

Today's Spotlight

Keep Glaucoma Care Close to Home

Successful collaboration depends on the skills of both the optometrist and specialist as well as a strong relationship founded in mutual trust and respect. This is especially true when it comes to glaucoma—a chronic condition that requires ongoing care and close comanagement.

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July 15, 2021

Features

Understanding ONH Dynamics in Glaucoma and Beyond

Clinicians must know what a healthy optic nerve head looks like and how it functions before they can appreciate the dysfunction that happens with disease.

Diagnosing Glaucoma: How to Steer Clear of Trouble

Here are several instances where conflicting or misleading information could lead you astray—and what to do about it.

A Results-Oriented Neuro Work-up For Generalists

Be thorough to identify any underlying causes of optic disc edema and ensure those issues are managed appropriately at the ED.

Clear Up Cataract Concerns

Properly understanding and addressing patient questions could make a world of difference in their visual outcomes.

Keep Glaucoma Care Close to Home

While comanagement is a key component of long-term success, ODs must take on the lion’s share of day-to-day responsibilities for these patients.

OCT Interpretation for Glaucoma: Don’t Get Fooled

Be thorough to identify any underlying causes of optic disc edema and ensure those issues are managed appropriately at the ED.

Optometry at Work: The How, When and Where of Who Delivers Care

Wide-ranging study finds a more balanced distribution between the genders, yet the profession falls short with minorities.

Departments

Don't Blow Your Top

Confrontation fields may be the only clue to this disorder.

A Well-Red Patient

Eliciting a good case history can reveal much about the status of an acute hemorrhage and how you should manage it.

Become Who You Are

With legal standing and abundant patients, optometrists can and should be masters of glaucoma.

Black and Blue and Red All Over

This rare subconjunctival hemorrhage formation required a tailored approach to stop the bleeding.

Encircling the Arcus

While this finding usually shouldn’t raise alarm, be aware of atypical presentations that could lead to disastrous consequences.

Legislation With Vision

Both chambers of Congress are advocating expansion of Medicare to include eye care services. Let’s support it.

Letters to the Editor

Feedback and ideas from the optometric community.

Make Glaucoma Pay

Preventing claim rejections and audit exposure is key.

Shape-shifter

Monitoring scleral topography changes over time helps ensure a consistently optimized fit.

There’s a Drop For That

These ocular meds are a hot commodity for both patients and practitioners.

E-Newsletters

Practice Pearls

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

OCCRS E-Newsletter

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

June 2021 • 2.00 Credits

What To Do When It's Not AMD

May 2021 • 2.00 Credits

Get to Know HZO

April 2021 • 2.00 Credits

A New Consensus on Keratoconus

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

May/June 2021

Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - June 2020

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