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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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Highlights from ARVO 2017: Abstract Review  5/15/2017

It’s a fast-paced world, for sure. Health care is advancing daily, and we—and our patients—continue to enjoy the fruits of researchers’ labors. Recently, investigators presented a full year’s worth of findings at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO) meeting, held in Baltimore. Don’t you ...

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Too Much of a Good Thing  5/15/2017

A 74-year-old female with a >20-year history of Sj√∂gren’s syndrome, epithelial basement membrane dystrophy and repeated episodes of recurrent erosions of the left cornea presented with a three-month history of decreased vision, foreign body sensation with discomfort, irritation and photophobia OS.


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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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Myopia on the Move  2/15/2017

Steady growth in the prevalence of this deceptively simple condition will expose half the world’s population to visual impairment. Here’s what to expect and what we should do.
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News  2/15/2017

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking | Meibomian Gland dysfunction | Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
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Solving Scleral Contact Lens Induced Pingueculitis  11/15/2016

The simplest option is often the best solution.
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Beat the Blepharitis Blues  10/15/2016

To understand and treat this common lid condition, make sure you’re clear on its many different presentations.
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Don’t Forget to Check the Lids  10/15/2016

While always important to lens wear, the eyelids also play a vital role in GP lens success.
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Lids, Friction and Contact Lens Wear  10/15/2016

Does a relatively new phenomenon help explain contact lens discomfort?

 

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The Chicken-and-Egg Problem of MGD and Contact Lens Wear  10/15/2016

Which came first, the dysfunction or the discomfort? Researchers aren’t sure, but clinicians need to manage them simultaneously.

 

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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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Medically Necessary Contact Lenses: Medical Plan or Vision Plan Responsibility?  6/15/2016

Do you know how to work with insurance companies to achieve the biggest bang for your buck?
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Study on SPK Lesion Size May Lead to Better Equipment  6/15/2016

Research on lesion size in superficial punctate keratitis could mean better technology.


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Considering Keratitis: Critical Questions in Disease Management  10/10/2015

Your approach to these four clinical challenges will influence the course of therapy and its outcome.
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In Brief  10/1/2015

Here's a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Red Alert  10/1/2015

Adenoviral infections remain the number one cause of urgent care visits to eye care practitioners' offices.
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Sclerals May Affect Corneal Nerves  4/15/2015

Extended wear of fluid-filled scleral contact lenses may change corneal nerve function in certain patients. 


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A Systematic Look at the Ocular Surface  3/15/2015

The tear film is the nexus of many seemingly distinct structures and clinical entities. Be mindful of such links when managing OSD.
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Study: Microbial Keratitis Moves to the ’burbs  3/15/2015

A new study suggests incidence of keratitis is highest in patients who live in suburban areas.
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Unmasking the Dry Eye Masqueraders  3/15/2015

A patient presents with all the classic signs of dry eye disease. But what if it’s not that simple?


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Glaucoma and Dry Eye: Principles and Parallels  1/15/2015

Can one progressive eye disease teach us how to best treat another?
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In Brief  1/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry
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Which Single-Agent Therapy is Best for Fungal Keratitis?  11/15/2014

The individual susceptibility of fungal organisms means a wide range of therapeutic options exist.
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