Clinical Quandaries

Advice on how to handle tricky clinical dilemmas, especially involving comanagement with ophthalmology or another specialty. Edited by Paul C. Ajamian, OD

Shingle Repair

Chronic, debilitating pain following herpes zoster must be managed promptly.
01/15/2022

Keep it PG

These growths, seen in both children and adults, are often easily managed.
12/15/2021

Out of Orbit

Prolapse of fat can disturb patients but may not be harmful.
11/15/2021

Prescribing for Two

Be aware of the factors at play for pregnant diabetic women.
10/15/2021

Up in Flames

Appropriate but aggressive therapy can make the difference.
09/15/2021

Damn the Torpedos

This maculopathy often poses no threat, but keep an eye on it.
08/15/2021

Don't Blow Your Top

Confrontation fields may be the only clue to this disorder.
07/15/2021

Burn, Baby, Burn

It is essential to determine the nature of a chemical injury when faced with this ocular emergency.
06/15/2021

Blindsided

A thorough, dilated examination of the retina is necessary to diagnose retinitis pigmentosa.
05/15/2021

Pass the Salt

Guide patients through the initial healing window of RCE and future episodes may be minimized.
04/15/2021