A 74-year-old female with a >20-year history of Sjögren’s syndrome, epithelial basement membrane dystrophy and repeated episodes of recurrent erosions of the left cornea presented with a three-month history of decreased vision, foreign body sensation with discomfort, irritation and photophobia OS.
Suspected amoebic infection plus fungal superinfection—in a diabetes patient, no less.
Gas permeable lenses are an effective option for overcoming refractive surgery complications.
While always important to lens wear, the eyelids also play a vital role in GP lens success.
Keep these conditions in mind to prevent or rectify potential obstacles to a successful fit.
Timely information on these issues is at our fingertips, thanks to the CDC.
Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.
What are practitioners doing to prevent this common formation and the risk it poses to contact lens wearers?
The most unique cases sometimes present as the most mundane.
Corneal thinning and its effects on vision and eye health remains an extremely complex topic; however, recent consensus reports have helped to answer some of the more vexing questions.
How should one respond when immune deficiency disrupts the corneal healing response?
These lenses can pose unique challenges, especially for newcomers to the modality. Here’s how to improve chances of success.
Presence of pre-surgical factors could mean the difference between undergoing one treatment and three.
Here's a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
Outdated FDA protocols don't account for real-world usage, newer lens materials and virulent organisms. Proposed updates could bring big changes.
Treating with antibacterial drugs can be tempting when presented with an acute infection. First make sure the agent matches the organism.
Both conditions require attention and intervention.
When we already struggle with patient compliance, how are we going to get patients to add even more steps?
The CDC's latest MMWR reveals that contact lens compliance is embarrassingly low. What can we do about it?
Updates to the FDA’s pregnancy drug categorization system mean changes for your practice.
Here's a snapshot of what it happening in the industry.
Understanding and knowing how to treat this common contact lens complication can benefit both your patients and your practice.
Using a structured approach to determine which factors impede healing will lead to success with these often challenging scenarios.
Many GP lens problems are easily resolved once identified.