March 15, 2004



New Frontiers in Allergy Research

New research holds promise for patients suffering from ocular allergy. The focus: dryness, blocking the response and countering inflammation.

Case Report

Hemochromatosis And Angioid Streaks

This little-known disease has sight- and life-threatening complications.

Contact Lenses

Offering Therapy For Irregular Corneas

Here is how you can use gas permeable lenses to provide patients with better vision.

Practice Management

8 Effective Dispensary -Building Strategies

Here’s how your colleagues grew their opticals and how you can do it, too.

Is it Time to Hang Up The White Coat?

How you dress can affect your success with patients. Will you—could you?—go casual?



Your Patient Has A Screw Loose

And other reasons why it’s fun to dispense and repair glasses.

Clinical Quandaries

Timely Referral For Keratoconus

Are you sending patients for surgery before it’s necessary or not soon enough?

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Put a Lid on Demodex

How to diagnose these parasites and control the infestation.

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Systemic Diseases Blurring Diagnosis?

Is glaucoma appearance due to tamoxifen, or to thyroid disease? Or maybe neither?

Meetings and Conferences

Meetings and Conferences

Upcoming Events

Patient Care Tops O.D.s Comanagement Priorities

Fear of losing patients to other doctors and pressure from managed-care plans take a back seat when comanaging patients.

News Review


Taking Sides: Politics And Comanagement

There may always be a line in the sand, but sometimes it’s necessary—and good—to travel back and forth between sides.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Answers, Retina Quiz, March 2004

Cataract Exam Uncovers Lesion

Cataract Exam Uncovers Lesion

What is this finding in the patient’s right macula, and is it cause for concern?

Therapeutic Review

Update Your Skills In Antibiotic Use

Here are some guidelines for comanaging cataract and refractive surgery patients.