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A New Wave

One of the most exciting aspects of cataract surgery is the continuous innovation in intraocular lens (IOL) technology. There are numerous companies working on the next generation of IOL platforms to improve both quality of vision and quality of life.

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Light Therapy: Which is Better, One or Two?

Recently, a new form of IPL therapy has emerged using a two-step process that integrates traditional IPL with low-level light therapy, a method of treating MGD using red to near-infrared light energy. This column reviews recent research into the modality.
 
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It Takes Two to Manage Glaucoma

A new patient presented to establish care with me after moving to North Carolina in February 2019. At the time, she was 75 years old and had a long-standing history of glaucoma—approximately 14 to 15 years.

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A Twofold Effect

Nearly 30 years ago, a staff member knocked on my exam door and said I had a call from a referring physician. I normally don’t let anything interrupt my appointments, but my coworker was very insistent. I relented and excused myself to take the call in my office. I picked up the phone and said my usual, “Dr. Harris speaking, what can I do for you?” And the voice on the other end hit me with, “Doctor, what did you do to my patient?”

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Unsafe at Any Speed

A 58-year-old Black female presented for a comprehensive ocular examination with a chief complaint of poor vision OD after being a passenger in an auto accident, during which she was struck in the face with an airbag. The patient denied any additional ocular history and reported a medical history of hypothyroidism, currently well-controlled with medication. The patient denied having any allergies to medications or environment. She is currently taking levothyroxine, lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide, allopurinol, sertraline and ranitidine.

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March 15, 2021

Features

A Glaucoma Starter Kit: Gear up for Clinical Care

Learn the steps needed to elevate the management of these patients.

Cataract Comanagement: Relationships Get Results

Learn to cultivate the interprofessional bonds that are at the heart of a productive pairing of OD-MD colleagues.

Comprehending, Catching and Correcting MGD

Keep up with the continual advancements in treatment to better serve your patients.

Don’t Let OSD Compromise Contact Lens Success

Be proactive and manage the ocular surface upfront in order to ensure patient satisfaction.

No Pain, All Gain: Neuropathic Pain in Practice

Bridging the difficulty in diagnosing a condition that is felt, not seen, can make a world of difference in a patient’s life.

Vaccines and Vulnerable Eyes: What to Look For

Rare but on the rise, conditions that could be prevented by inoculation should be part of your differential.

Departments

New Year, New Me

COVID-19 has spared me thus far, so I guess it’s time I start living my best life.

Changing the Culture

OD-MD cooperation succeeds when there’s mutual trust and respect. Expect it—but earn it, too.

Dead Spot

Determine what underlying condition is associated with these lesions.

Double Trouble

Examination of a hypertensive patient reveals worrisome retinal vascular findings. What might be the cause?

Fish Out of Water

A patient presenting with a unique-looking floater needed our help to figure out how to proceed.

Keep Order in Your Sights

Maintaining your process and sequence is important for peace of mind.

One Bird, Two Stones

Here’s what’s likely to happen when you combine CXL and Intacs to treat keratoconus.

Stymied

A bacterial infection or retained punctal plug could be the cause of this patient’s epiphora.

Wild and Woolly

Take a closer look at how cotton wool spots manifest.

Go Deep on DED

With new tools and techniques flourishing, now’s the time to expand your skill set and offerings.

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

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