July 15, 2004


Patient Care

Botulinum Toxin in Medical Therapy

Botox is used to quiet muscles in many medical purposes—such as blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm—well beyond its cosmetic use.

Practice Management

Coding Mistakes Optometrists Make

If you code correctly, you will not only avoid these 11 costly mistakes, but have more time to do what you love—better your patients’ lives.

CVS: The Specialty You Can’t Do Without

Your patients live in a world changed by computers. Eventually, these changes will affect your office.

Is Student Debt Out of Control?

Students are graduating with higher levels of debt. But this may not necessarily affect career choices.



Open Wide and Say ‘Aaaaaarrrgh!’

My kids don’t want to be O.D.s. What did I do to deserve this? Don’t answer that.

Clinical Quandaries

More on Self-Supplementation

Your patients may think the supplements they’re taking are safe, but are they?

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Should I Prescribe Restasis First?

Or, will less expensive options be sufficient to treat this patient’s dry eye?

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

When Glaucoma Is the Risk Factor

This closemouthed patient prompts us look at the other side of the risk factor mirror

Meetings and Conferences

News Review


Don’t Cause Your Own Unhappiness

Embrace your changing profession rather than change professions.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Answers: Retina Quiz, July 15th 2004

Just How ‘Interesting’ Are Patient’s Eyes?

Just How ‘Interesting’ Are Patient’s Eyes?

And, what’s causing this patient’s reduced acuity and complaints of cloudy vision?