Have you noticed more patients asking about or opting for daily disposable lenses? Perhaps even more are just awaiting your recommendation.
Aggressive steroid therapy may help minimize the risk of future complications.
When patients complain of recent-onset lens discomfort, lift their lids to check for this surprisingly persistent menace.
The research supporting orthokeratology lenses for myopia control grows stronger every day. When do we introduce this option to our patients?
Drugs that combat systemic diseases can often afflict the cornea with side effects that mirror other disease symptoms. Here are a few to watch for.
Adding a pill or two of essential fatty acids to your patient’s diet may help you more easily manage ocular surface disease.
New breakthroughs in OTC drops, anti-inflammatory therapies and nutrition may help practitioners better treat recalcitrant dry eye.
Eyes can reveal a range of emotions that can help you better treat your patient.
Once you have the right tools to gauge a patient’s satisfaction with contact lens wear, progress is possible.
Consider artificial tears as the “first responders” when treating patients who present with ocular discomfort.
Practitioners should consider the frequency of infiltrate presentations in extended wear silicone hydrogel patients.
A new understanding of preservatives in solutions can help practitioners better differentiate the presentation of corneal staining.
Consider a scleral lens for neurotrophic corneas, particularly those with persistent
Although occurrences are rare, eye care practitioners should learn how to spot and effectively treat cystinosis.
A new Lotemax gel will soon offer easier patient handling, a lower preservative concentration and a more compatible pH level.
New developments in contact lens technology help eye care practitioners better fit current patients, reduce dropouts and simultaneously reach a new audience.
With several new therapies in the pipeline, practitioners may soon have a new arsenal of drugs to better treat ocular infections.
Practitioners should stay abreast of current research and take a proactive approach to detecting and treating Acanthamoeba keratitis.
Staying tuned in to new developments in contact lens research and technology will
enable practitioners to give patients the best of tomorrow’s technology.
Wearable computers and revolutionary treatments may be as few as five years away.
Suggest a few positive lifestyle improvements and see a healthier, happier patient.
Contact lens failure may not stem from the lenses themselves. But perhaps the
Finding the right contact lens material to match each patient’s individual needs can increase comfort and, ultimately, improve compliance.