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The Skinny on Peculiar Skin

A 67-year-old black female reported to the office with a chief complaint of blurry vision at near, as well as facial skin lesions. She asked if there was any medication that could improve her skin cosmesis. Her systemic history was remarkable for hypetension, diabetes and dyslipidemia, which was well controlled medically with lisinopril, metformin and a statin, respectively.

 

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A Stroke of Bad Luck

Sudden-onset, unilateral, painless vision loss is certainly a cause for patient and doctor concern as it may indicate acute retinal ischemia (ARI). Transient monocular vision loss (TMVL) is the most common symptom of ARI with an incidence of approximately 14 per 100,000. Ophthalmic exams on TMVL patients usually lack significant findings and sequelae. In contrast, ARI from artery occlusions produce permanent visual acuity, visual field loss, or both. Though treatment is mostly futile in restoring vision in these cases, patients should still be emergently referred for a stroke work-up.

 

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A Diagnosis for the Birds

A 61-year-old Caucasian female presented with symptoms of blurred vision in both eyes for the past year and a half. She also reported seeing dark floaters in her vision that she described as having white halos surrounding them.

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CMV: Old Foe, New Victims

CMV gained recognition during the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic for causing infectious retinitis in susceptible patients. More recently, it has emerged as a cause of ocular and systemic sequelae in immunocompetent patients.3,4

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Beware the Red Herring LEMS

A 72-year-old Caucasian female presented as an emergency office visit with complaints of intermittent, horizontal diplopia and ptosis of both eyes that worsened when she was fatigued. She also described increased difficulty standing up when sitting. Additional history taking revealed increased arthritic-like pain, increased fatigue and variable lower limb weakness. 
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Features

Anti-VEGF: Where Are We Now?

This review looks into the years of research on this versatile class of medications and turns an eye to its future.

Can You Spot These Retinal Vascular Abnormalities?

Abnormal changes in the retinal vasculature are closely linked with underlying systemic conditions—impacting both the physical and ocular health of the patient.

Dry Eye Drugs: New Approaches to an Old Problem

Its multifactoral and variable nature makes DED a challenging condition to manage. These novel therapeutics are here to help.

My Patient Has Glaucoma...Now What?

After a clinical examination and testing, your diagnosis is confirmed. Now, it’s time to develop a management plan. Here’s how.

Red Eye Roundup

This symptom could be a harbinger of many conditions. Here’s a look at the common causes and what to do about them.

The Changing Landscape of Glaucoma Therapy

The future looks promising with the recent introduction of new treatment options.

Departments

A Diagnosis for the Birds

How can this patient’s presentation and MRI explain his vision loss?

A Stroke of Bad Luck

By the time you see this, it may be too late to save vision, but your responsibility doesn’t end there.

Beware the Red Herring LEMS

Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome may present similarly to other neurological diseases.

CMV: Old Foe, New Victims

Immunocompromised patients aren’t the only ones at risk from cytomegalovirus.

Don’t Bet on Red

Know how to use OCT data to decide whether a patient truly has glaucoma.

Glaucoma Tools: Know the New Codes

Increased use of new diagnostic technology led to changes that impact your workup.

In Between Days

The defeat of the Arkansas expansion bill is more a delay of the inevitable rather than an outright failure.

Let the Truth Set You Free

Quit worrying about number one or number two. We have bigger truths to face, like that golf shirt you are wearing.

New Meds: Today and Tomorrow

Our pharmaceutical toolbox is practically bursting at the seams these days.

RPE: The Multitasking Master

This simple structure is crucial for maintaining visual function in more ways than one.

The Skinny on Peculiar Skin

A 67-year-old black female reported to the office with a chief complaint of blurry vision at near, as well as facial skin lesions. She asked if there was any medication that could improve her skin cosmesis.

Twice the Conditions, Twice the Fun

While the presence of other corneal abnormalities makes things difficult for this keratoconus patient, CXL should be initiated as soon as disease progression is detected.

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OCCRS E-Newsletter

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Optometric Retina Society E-Newsletter

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Optometric Physician E-Journal

A weekly e-journal edited by Art Epstein, OD, featuring incisive commentary, timely research summaries and late-breaking news.

Continuing Education

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

March/April 2019

Women in Optometry

Women in Optometry - March 2019