Today's Spotlight

Identifying Conversion to Wet AMD

We know that not all patients with AMD will convert to the exudative and highly vision-threatening form of the disease. Therefore, it is important to be familiar with high-risk clinical features so that individuals at high-risk for conversion can be identified. Early detection of exudative AMD is of utmost importance so that treatment may be instituted without delay and vision can be saved.

Today's Spotlight

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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A Case of Bilateral Bartonella Henselae Neuroretinitis

Bartonella bacteria is transmitted to humans via scratches, bites or licks from flea-infested cats. Bartonella henselae infection is responsible for roughly 22,000 cases of cat scratch disease per year in the United States. Its prevalence is higher in children and young adults, aged 21 to 35, and those who have daily close contact with cats, such as veterinarians. Patients commonly have systemic symptoms including a vesicle/papule forming at the site of inoculation, lymphadenopathy, fever and malaise. Ocular involvement occurs in 5% to 10% of patients, with blurry vision being the most common symptom.

Today's Spotlight

Attacking Acanthamoeba Keratitis

How to spot and treat this rare but serious condition and reduce risk of vision loss.

 
Today's Spotlight

Detecting and Managing Multifocal Vitelliform Dystrophy

Multifocal vitelliform dystrophy (MVD) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous retinal disease that presents as bilateral multiple yellow lesions within the posterior pole, which is caused by subretinal accumulation of vitelliform material. The age of onset is highly variable, ranging from five to 59 years old, and common symptoms include blurry vision and central metamorphopsia. Previously reported cases of multifocal vitelliform lesions have been described as raised yellow lesions located near the macula, along the retinal vascular arcades or adjacent to the optic nerve.

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July 15, 2022

Features

Taking the Lead on Glaucoma

ODs in every US state can now manage this common condition. Here’s how to direct the delivery of care in your community.

MIGS on the Move

A decade after their debut, these procedures now dominate the surgical sphere. Which options are most popular today, and where do ODs fit into the clinical picture?

On the Threshold: New VF Testing Tech

This exciting development has numerous potential possibilities for improving optometric care.

Prepping for the Glaucoma Grind

Once in your care, people with this disease become lifelong patients. Learn how to best accommodate the ongoing needs of those in the advanced stage.

Vital Dyes for Dry Eyes

We break down the several staining patterns associated with various ocular conditions and how to interpret each one.

Departments

Answers in the Angiography

These case findings could signal more than just a retinal condition.

Born This Way

When a patient describes a longstanding and gradually worsening issue, what type of disease should you consider?

HSVK Reoccurrence and Risk of Resistance

The more episodes a patient has, the less likely they may be to respond to antivirals due to prolonged treatment.

In Need of a Fill-up

This patient’s older age and scattered blot hemorrhages led to the diagnosis.

Leveling Up in Glaucoma

ODs everywhere can treat it medically. More should master the basics now as the profession readies a jump to the next plateau.

Pilocarpine: New and Improved?

The drug recently re-emerged as an option for presbyopia.

Post-Vacation High

Here’s what you can take away from my recent trip to Italy.

Power Trio

Three promising new therapeutics look to dramatically change dry eye disease management.

Two-for-one Deal

When encountering bilateral macular lesions, think about retinal dystrophies, but keep other conditions in mind.

VR Meets VF

The newest consumer technology stands ready to reinvent one of our oldest clinical tests.

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

July 2022 • 2.00 Credits

MIGS on the Move

April 2022 • 2.00 Credits

Piecing Together the HSVK Puzzle

Additional Publications

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

May/June 2022
Women in Optometry

Women In Optometry continues to be published online, with regular updates on practice design, practice success, news, trends and perspectives. Visit womeninoptometry.com.

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