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Understanding Today’s Progressives

Despite advances in lens design and manufacture over the last 25 years, ECPs still yearn to discover the perfect progressive. To help both sides of the dispensing desk arrive at the best solution, let’s start with a review of the fundamentals for dispensing progressive addition lenses (PALs). While challenging, these conditions can be comanaged successfully, and optometrists are in the perfect position to take a leadership role in the care of this sizable patient population. 

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Be a Retina Referral Rock Star

Comanagement, a key aspect of optometric practice, can take many forms and this is especially true for neuro-ophthalmic cases. These complex conditions, which can be vision- or life-threatening, require timely collaboration across various specialties. While challenging, these conditions can be comanaged successfully and optometrists are in the perfect position to take a leadership role in the care of this patient population. 

 
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Multimodal Imaging of Choroidal Melanoma with Submacular Fluid

Choroidal melanoma is an uncommon malignancy that commonly occurs during mid-life, in both males and females, and can arise from a pre-existent lesion or de-novo.  Symptoms can range from none to loss of vision or flashes of light.  There is an increased risk of metastasis with increasing tumor thickness and because of this, the recognition of small choroidal melanoma is critical for both patient safety and survival.  With the use of multimodal imaging, the visualization of key clinical features and risks associated with choroidal melanoma have been improved and aids in the detection of early malignacy.

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Diagnosis of Bilateral, Combined Hamartomas of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium in a Pediatric Patient

Choroidal melanoma is an uncommon malignancy that commonly occurs during mid-life, in both males and females, and can arise from a pre-existent lesion or de novo.  Symptoms can range from none to loss of vision or flashes of light.  There is an increased risk of metastasis with increasing tumor thickness and because of this, the recognition of small choroidal melanoma is critical for both patient safety and survival.  With the use of multimodal imaging, the visualization of key clinical features and risks associated with choroidal melanoma have been improved and aids in the detection of early malignacy.

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Features

Understanding ONH Dynamics in Glaucoma and Beyond

Clinicians must know what a healthy optic nerve head looks like and how it functions before they can appreciate the dysfunction that happens with disease.

Diagnosing Glaucoma: How to Steer Clear of Trouble

Here are several instances where conflicting or misleading information could lead you astray—and what to do about it.

A Results-Oriented Neuro Work-up For Generalists

Be thorough to identify any underlying causes of optic disc edema and ensure those issues are managed appropriately at the ED.

Clear Up Cataract Concerns

Properly understanding and addressing patient questions could make a world of difference in their visual outcomes.

Keep Glaucoma Care Close to Home

While comanagement is a key component of long-term success, ODs must take on the lion’s share of day-to-day responsibilities for these patients.

OCT Interpretation for Glaucoma: Don’t Get Fooled

Be thorough to identify any underlying causes of optic disc edema and ensure those issues are managed appropriately at the ED.

Optometry at Work: The How, When and Where of Who Delivers Care

Wide-ranging study finds a more balanced distribution between the genders, yet the profession falls short with minorities.

Departments

Don't Blow Your Top

Confrontation fields may be the only clue to this disorder.

A Well-Red Patient

Eliciting a good case history can reveal much about the status of an acute hemorrhage and how you should manage it.

Become Who You Are

With legal standing and abundant patients, optometrists can and should be masters of glaucoma.

Black and Blue and Red All Over

This rare subconjunctival hemorrhage formation required a tailored approach to stop the bleeding.

Encircling the Arcus

While this finding usually shouldn’t raise alarm, be aware of atypical presentations that could lead to disastrous consequences.

Legislation With Vision

Both chambers of Congress are advocating expansion of Medicare to include eye care services. Let’s support it.

Letters to the Editor

Feedback and ideas from the optometric community.

Make Glaucoma Pay

Preventing claim rejections and audit exposure is key.

Shape-shifter

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

There’s a Drop For That

These ocular meds are a hot commodity for both patients and practitioners.

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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

June 2021 • 2.00 Credits

What To Do When It's Not AMD

May 2021 • 2.00 Credits

Get to Know HZO

April 2021 • 2.00 Credits

A New Consensus on Keratoconus

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

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