Acanthamoeba keratitis: high index of suspicion is keySeptember 1st 2009
Acanthamoeba keratitis can be challenging to diagnose, but early detection is critical to prevent severe vision loss. High index of suspicion and use of confocal microscopy are important tools for evaluating patients with keratitis of unexplained origin.
Contact lens wearers with dry eye need multimodal treatment planJuly 1st 2009
Dry eye can compromise comfort of contact lens wear. Maintaining patients in their lenses requires management of the dry eye disease and proper lens fitting. Good selection of lens materials and care solutions are important, as is patient compliance with recommendations on lens wear and care.
Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography enables clinical assessment of photoreceptor integrityJuly 1st 2009
New spectral-domain optical coherence tomography technology allows visualization of the junction of the inner and outer segments of the photoreceptors. Assessment of the photoreceptor integrity line in eyes with and without disorders of the outer retina indicates it is a useful biomarker for photoreceptor impairment.