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Night Moves

If you have a patient whose dry eye is not improving despite treatment, it’s time to consider inadequate eyelid closure, sometimes referred to as nocturnal lagophthalmos. This form is far less obvious, as this under-identified and under-treated condition is caused by nocturnal evaporative stress (NES) and is highly prevalent in refractory dry eye.

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Those Stubborn Deposits

Two insidious manifestations underscore the importance of on-time lens replacement.
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OCT's Role in Glaucoma

A 54-year-old Caucasian female was referred to determine whether she should be treated for glaucoma. The referring provider did a great job in the preliminary evaluation, obtaining multiple IOP measurements over a three-month period, visual field studies, OCT imaging and gonioscopy, yet the question remained to begin therapy or not. 

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From Basics To Biologics: Selecting Drops For Every Dry Eye Patient

The amount of eye drops available can make selection overwhelming for a doctor (let alone a patient). Let’s explore some favorites and clarify when they are most appropriate. We will also simplify when it makes sense to turn to biological drops in the management of DED.
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Not-So-Simple Simplex

An 88-year-old man presented with a mildly red and irritated left eye. He had a previous history of dry eye syndrome for which he used Cequa BID OU. His uncorrected acuity was 20/30 OD and 20/25 OS. Neuro-ocular screening was normal in each eye. His right eye was normal, but he manifested a paracentral dendritic lesion on his left cornea along with a grade 1 conjunctival injection and an accumulation of endothelial inflammatory cells. There were rare cells and mild flare in his left anterior chamber. His intraocular pressure was 11mm Hg OD and 12mm Hg OS. Corneal sensitivity testing revealed a subjective decrease of 20% in his left eye. 

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Identifying Conversion to Wet AMD

Take a step-by-step approach to early detection by learning signs of exudation and how to evaluate OCT findings.

A Case of Bilateral Bartonella Henselae Neuroretinitis

Learn how to properly identify and treat this common cause of cat scratch disease.

Adding Lasers to Your Practice

Learn how you and your staff can prepare to incorporate this service when your state adds it to the clinical scope.

Detecting and Managing Multifocal Vitelliform Dystrophy

Though no cure yet exists for this uncommon retinal condition, frequent monitoring can help prevent secondary complications in these patients.

Gaining Ground on Geographic Atrophy

We break down this complex disease, discussing the promising treatments in the pipeline and how to identify those at-risk intermediate AMD patients.

Genetic Testing in Retina: Practical Applications

Consider offering this option to your patients and aid them in taking the next steps of management.

Improve Your Prowess with Bandage Soft Lenses

A review of the use of these therapeutic aids for myriad patient conditions.

Staging of Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy

Recognizing the role of the OD throughout the disease process is critical.

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Night Moves

Inadequate lid closure, caused by nocturnal evaporative stress, may be the reason for your patient’s dry eye.

Cataracts in IMAX

An innovative new visual technology can benefit the surgeon in the OR.

Getting on My Nerves

An otherwise routine visit reveals a suspicious finding. What is the appropriate course of action?

Hole in One

The recently approved Evo Visian ICL comes with a central port that allows aqueous movement, eliminating the need for a PI.

Not-So-Simple Simplex

Science and strategy are needed to manage HSV epithelial keratitis and prevent deeper penetration.

OCT's Role in Glaucoma

Even this objective result can lead to subjective doubts.

Pop Quiz Time

Bet you didn’t see that coming.

Retina’s Renaissance —And Yours

Rising proficiency among ODs, plus an array of new tools and interventions, is bringing this area front and center.

Sunset Glow

Fundus and OCT imaging uncovered this rare, inflammatory disease.

The Next Frontier

Recent advances in retinal disease mean more opportunities.

The Stars in Our Eyes

Take a look at the spatial insight that the Van Orden star can offer.

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