Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Experts address questions on anterior segment disease care and contact lens fitting. Edited by Joseph P. Shovlin, OD.

The Cut After Colonization

When patients have resistant organisms, should clinicians be resistant to LASIK?
08/15/2018

Fend Off the Supervillain

Here’s how to protect a vulnerable cornea from opportunistic threats that might make a bad situation even worse.
06/15/2018

Concentrate on Povidone-iodine

Its standard of care has been in place for decades, but a lower concentration could provide steady results with less toxicity.
05/15/2018

Trouble with Thygeson’s

Management for these cases can be quick if done right. However, an exact cause for the disease is still elusive.
04/15/2018

Scleral Battle: Oblate vs. Prolate

Some doctors prefer to use one scleral lens design over the other. Here’s why.
03/15/2018

Don’t Stress

Endothelial blebs be a sign of a problematic scleral lens fit. Here’s what you should do to avoid them.
02/15/2018

Heroes and Shields

Because VKC occurs mostly in children, swift, aggressive treatment is crucial.
01/15/2018

Blood Omen

Patients with polycythemia vera should be given special consideration prior to considering corneal refractive surgery.
12/15/2017

The Role of Toric Peripheries

They provide one last refinement to the fit, improving comfort and vision.
11/15/2017

A Sector-Specific Approach

This option can give practitioners more control when fitting sclerals–and improve some patients’ success.
10/15/2017

Upcoming Events

September 21-22, 2018

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location:
 Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, OD
Up to 12 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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November 2-4, 2018

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care Arlington
Location:
 The Westin Arlington Gateway
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
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November 30-December 1, 2018

The Optometric Retina Society and Review Group Vision Care Education Present: Retina Update 2018
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Up to 11 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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