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Tear Film Fighters

An intact and stable tear film is necessary for many vital functions. Among other things, it provides comfort and clarity that is often reduced in dry eye disease. While the relationship between tear composition and dryness is well-established, we often neglect the other microscopic yet essential components of the tear film that serve to protect our eyes from infection and damage. Besides comfort and a smooth refractive surface, the tear film is also our eye’s first line of defense, protecting us from pathogenic invasion.

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That’s Swell of You

A 65-year-old Black male presented with acute redness, tearing, soreness and pain OS of five days’ duration. He did not complain of reduced vision. He said the pain was 5 out of 10 and that he had similar symptoms in right eye, which spontaneously resolved one week prior.

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A Well-Red Patient

A 34-year-old man presented to the office with a chief complaint of a sudden-onset redness affecting one eye. He said he was not aware of it until someone pointed out to him that “his eye was bleeding.” 

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Take OCT to the Next Level

With the increase in adoption of OCT comes the question of how to expand its uses from conventional and common to sophisticated but still practical. This article looks to explore a few ways ODs can ramp up their OCT usage.

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Shape-shifter

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

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Features

Crystalline Keratopathy: Etiologies, Ocular Manifestations and Treatment Protocols

Learn to distinguish the various clinical signs and perform the proper testing to uncover the underlying issue and initiate treatment.

Can At-Home Monitoring Improve Optometric Care?

Doctors no longer make house calls, but devices can. These new tools can provide an abundance of data on how your patients do outside the exam room.

New Tools and Advanced Techniques for OSD Diagnosis

If you want to spot cases earlier and understand the patient’s status more deeply, these options can augment your dry eye work-up.

Retinal Imaging: See More Than Ever Before

Find out how advanced technology adds new layers of understanding that can improve care.

Take OCT to the Next Level

While you can get by using this technology for basic purposes, it offers so much more than meets the eye.

The Eye/Kidney Connection

Be vigilant for the ocular presentations of oculoretinal syndromes and renal disease.

When Your Patient Complains of Ocular Pain

Asking the right questions is key to successfully sizing up this common symptom.

Departments

Chart It Like You Mean It

Writing it down doesn’t automatically make it true, but—trust me—you’re better off for it.

Color in Black and White

An AMA editorial aims to clarify how race and ethnicity are discussed in journal articles—and the medical profession broadly.

Letters to the Editor

Feedback and ideas from the optometric community.

MRI Contact Lens Considerations

Material impurities may interact with magnetic fields and cause problems for practitioners and patients alike.

Persistent Problems

Poor ocular history contributed to this recent diagnosis.

Remote Testing’s Impact

Monitoring patients at home can help you in the office.

Rethinking Profitability

With changes from COVID-19 come opportunity. Applying more technology can help position your practice toward success.

Tear Film Fighters

While often underappreciated, these important components serve to protect our eyes.

That’s Swell of You

A complex medical history complicates assessment of a recent-onset red eye.

Tread Lightly

A traumatic tire explosion in a patient’s place of work was to blame for hundreds of corneal foreign bodies.

Up in Flames

Appropriate but aggressive therapy can make the difference.

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

September 2021 • 2.00 Credits

When Your Patient Complains of Ocular Pain

August 2021 • 2.00 Credits

What to Do When You See Uveitis

June 2021 • 2.00 Credits

What To Do When It's Not AMD

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Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

September/October 2021

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