Today's Spotlight

Recognize Shortcomings in Racial Categories

We should follow expert guidance and understand that race and ethnicity are social constructs that too often over-generalize.

Today's Spotlight

All Over the Map

Optometric scope of practice remains a patchwork of laws that change the parameters of care haphazardly from state to state.

Today's Spotlight

Visual Hallucinations in the Dementia Spectrum

A major area where visual hallucination becomes relevant is in the context of neurodegenerative diseases on the dementia spectrum, all of which involve irreversible and progressive neuronal loss. Here, we’ll focus on visual hallucinations in the context of common dementia spectrum disorders.  

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Four Hidden Lifestyle Risks Associated with Dry Eye

The picture of ocular surface dryness is changing and becoming more inclusive of broader patient types, including younger individuals. This article seeks to highlight four lifestyle risk factors that may be present for both classic and non-classic patients alike. The vicious cycle of chronic ocular surface dryness can be initiated by regular ocular surface irritation. The daily lifestyle habits described in this article all lend themselves to habitual ocular irritation.

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Ease Into Next-Level Dry Eye Care

What are our “workhorse tests” that can and should be done on every potential dry eye patient to help you make a diagnosis? I label those Tier 1. What are additional procedures that can elevate your dry eye practice and increase the specificity of your diagnosis and management, but which may not be available to or convenient for everyone (Tier 2)? Finally, what are some high-tech tests being done in some of the country’s most high-touch dry eye practices today (Tier 3)?

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2022 Conference Planner

2022 Conference Planner

In-person meetings are ready for a renaissance as enthusiasm for face-to-face education brings the profession together once more. Find out where to visit, what you’ll learn and who will be lecturing at 260 CE events happening in 2022.

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May 15, 2022

Features

Bringing Incisions and Injections to Your Clinic

This article—the first of a four-part series on optometric scope expansion—discusses how to incorporate these services into your practice flow.

Combating Dry Eye Through Communication

Proper education will lead both you and your patients to successful outcomes.

Ease Into Next-Level Dry Eye Care

Take your practice from beginner to advanced with these steps.

Four Hidden Lifestyle Risks Associated with Dry Eye

How ODs can help their patients reduce the expression of DED in their daily lives.

How to Use Dry Eye Questionnaires in Your Practice

These handy tools can help you better understand patients’ symptoms to guide a diagnosis and formulate treatment.

Visual Hallucinations in the Dementia Spectrum

Be proactive in asking patients questions and understand the risks they certainly face.

Departments

Bullae or Bust

Here’s what’s on the differential for unilateral corneal edema in a white and quiet eye.

Clinical Pearls in DED

Follow these steps to build a successful dry eye practice.

All Over the Map

Optometric scope of practice remains a patchwork of laws that change the parameters of care haphazardly from state to state.

Demands of the Job

Start acting like a business owner or you may not have a business to own.

Herpes Hassles

A history of HSK is not always a contraindication for CXL; active infection is.

History Lesson

How to proceed when a patient’s report of their medical status doesn’t match your clinical assessment.

Neovascularization: A Small Solution to a Big Problem

Quick identification and effective treatment of proliferative retinal disease is necessary for optimal outcomes.

Recognize Shortcomings in Racial Categories

We should follow expert guidance and understand that race and ethnicity are social constructs that too often over-generalize.

RP Prognostication

Genetic testing can provide patients better perspective on how to handle this heritable disease.

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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

April 2022 • 2.00 Credits

Piecing Together the HSVK Puzzle

March 2022 • 2.00 Credits

Managing Pediatric Ocular Pathology

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