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Don’t Let HSK Heterogeneity Fool You  5/15/2017

Although it’s estimated that roughly 20% of patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis will develop herpes stromal keratitis (HSK), I’d estimate 50% of HSV patients referred to our cornea clinic from ODs have HSK. This suggests we are more comfortable identifying and treating dendritic keratitis than we are with HSK. And it’s not surprising, given ...
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Dendrites: Misdiagnosis Not Permitted  3/15/2017

Their presence could play an important role in diagnosing and treating herpetic disease.
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A New Year, a New Look at the Cornea  2/15/2017

Learning to recognize the processes that govern corneal health and function will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of pathologies and their treatments.
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Treating the Ocular Surface: Resistance is Futile  9/15/2016

The human microbiome supports our existence, but it also serves as the source of infection. Resistance is on the rise, and clinicians have to prescribe carefully. 
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Complications from a Corneal Issue  4/15/2016

How should one respond when immune deficiency disrupts the corneal healing response?
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The Case of the Finicky Fungus  2/15/2016

Treating with antibacterial drugs can be tempting when presented with an acute infection. First make sure the agent matches the organism.
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When the Going Gets Tough  11/15/2015

How do you handle a complex bacterial complication from a simple LASIK procedure?
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Managing Acute Corneal Hydrops in Keratoconus  4/15/2015

Using a structured approach to determine which factors impede healing will lead to success with these often challenging scenarios.
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Containing the Epidemic: Complex Keratoconjunctivitis  10/15/2014

The rise of an advanced form poses serious risks to patients. Here's how to get it under control—in the cornea and in the clinic.
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