Jordana Joy, Associate Editor


What happened in optometry this week: June 10 - June 14

Catch up on what happened in optometry during the week of June 10-June 14.

Corina van de Pol, OD, PhD, FAAO


Small aperture IOL technology offers benefits to patients, optometrists

Individuals often have questions about their candidacy for certain implants and how the various mechanisms of action work.

Mark W. Roark, OD, FAAO


AOA 2023: Nutritional strategies in dry eye disease: The importance of omega-3s

This 3-pronged approach for nutritional intervention to help maintain dry eye disease is in addition to a recommended dietary intake of daily oily fish.

Graham Hughes, MD


Can AI rescue physicians from EHR woes?

The next frontier of software to reduce physicians’ documentation burdens

Eris Jordan, OD


Restoring sight against all odds

Clinical trial launch proves transformative for one optometrist’s career

Maureen Oyaide-Ofenor, OD, MSC


How to improve visual function with vision therapy following mild traumatic brain injury

Successfully improving visual function in patients with MTBI requires an interdisciplinary approach and a collaborative effort between the patient and all involved allied health care providers.

Janette Pepper, OD, FCOVD


How to overcome cultural barriers for effective patient communication

Effective communication is imperative for patient adherence, it increases patient outcomes, and it reduces malpractice risks.

Bria George, PharmD


Case report: Refractory pseudophakic cystoid macular edema during an exacerbation of scleroderma

It is important that clinicians are prepared with alternative methods for patients experiencing refractory CME after failed improvement with the agents that are most frequently used.

David Kasanoff, OD


OCT is a crucial tool in glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring

Evaluating images for quality, artifacts, and segmentation errors.

Kent Uehara, OD, FAAO


Reviewing a patient’s systemic history is critical when treating for OSD

Staying up-to-date on all things ocular is imperative in ocular surface disease.

Anar Maurya, OD


Dry eye after LASIK is a common problem

Proper management results in better expectations, outcomes for patients.

Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, FSLS


AOA 2023: Learn a bit about Global Ophthalmic Women (GLOW)

Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, FSLS, shares an exciting update on Global Ophthalmic Women (GLOW).

Kelsey A. Roelofs, MD


CIME 2024: Identifying the constellation of signs and symptoms in TED

Kelsey Roelofs, MD, gives her best methods to identifying and diagnosing thyroid eye disease in her Controversies in Modern Eye Care 2024 presentation.

Alan Kwok, OD, FAAO, FSLS


How to fit scleral lenses with confidence and caution

Closely monitor patient over time for continued corneal health and good fit

Alexis G. Malkin, OD


VEW 2022: Integrating low vision into everyday practice

Alexis Malkin, OD, FAAO, highlights her Vision Expo West 2022 presentation titled, "Expand your practice: how to integrate low vision into everyday patient care and improve outcomes."

Bradley Middaugh, OD


Why you should consider adding pediatrics to your practice

Dedicating part of your practice to a pediatric patient base allows you to have fun, as well as continue growing your practice.

Cheryl Chapman, OD, FIOMC


Exciting things in the pipeline for the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control

AAOMC is focusing on new membership growth, diversity, and how they can continue to move the needle in myopia management.

Diana Do, MD


Achieving improved outcomes through partnerships between optometrists and retina specialists

Considerations in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.

Todd Shryock


34% of doctors report increased medical errors due to staffing shortages

Chronic staffing shortages are affecting both patient care and physicians’ well-being.

Scott Forman, MD


Patient experiences sudden decrease in vision

Imaging shows optic disc swelling and retinal nerve fiber layer thickening

Sandra Brown, MD


Dry Eye Foundation takes a stance on eye drop safety, encourages consumer education

Since April 2022, the Dry Eye Foundation has been voicing concerns over the packaging of preservative-free drops as well as availability of noncompliant drops at online retailers.

Cary M. Herzberg OD, FIAOMC, IACMM


Vision By Design 2023 brought comprehensive myopia management and ortho-k education

The American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control-hosted conference was held September 5-9.

Alexis Meyer


Scholarship offers opportunity, empowerment to second annual recipient

Optometry Times' editor Kassi Jackson speaks with Lauretta Justin, OD, founder of Optometry Divas, and Alexis Meyer, a third year student at UC Berkeley School of Optometry and recipient of Optometry Divas' second annual CEO of You scholarship.

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA


AOA 2023: Preparing to conquer keratoconus management in clinical practice

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, shares insights from her AOA 2023 presentation on managing keratoconus in clinical practice.

Brandee Marciano, OD


As at-home dry eye treatments boom, the importance of compliance rises

Education, together with strong recommendations, in-office retail, habit hacks, and follow-up visits, supports patient compliance.

Lorne Yudcovitch, OD, MS, FAAO


Imaging helps to identify retinal disease

Fundus autofluorescence may hold potential in diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infection

Stefan Schwarz, Dipl-Ing (FH), FAAO, MCOptom, Dipl AAO


Unlock the secrets of the myopic eye

What axial length readings and crystalline lens power tell you.

Tina Mac Donald, OD, CDCES, FAAO


Advances in treatment for geographic atrophy

This podcast provides a review of some of the key highlights from the Controversies in Modern Eye Care meeting held in April 2023. The program is designed for those who did not attend the live meeting and to help reinforce learnings for those who did.

Inder Paul Singh, MD


CIME 2024: Inder Paul Singh, MD, and the interventional glaucoma mindset

Inder Paul Singh, MD, defines what it means to have an interventional mindset when it comes to glaucoma procedures and treatments during the Controversies in Modern Eye Care 2024 meeting.

Chris Kruthoff, OD, FAAO


When times aren’t “20/happy”

Many systemic conditions have higher incidence with depression, anxiety

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