May 2011


Is Endophthalmitis on the Decline?

Data suggests that the introduction of the topical fourth-generation fluoroquinolones is reducing the occurrence rate of endophthalmitis in ophthalmic surgery patients.

Drop and Ointment Instillation in Contact Lens Wear

As research and technology continues to evolve, practitioners are faced with the challenge of successfully retaining contact lens wear while prescribing ophthalmic medication therapy.

Does One Contact Lens Solution Fit All?

Choosing the right solution can impact patient compliance with the lens care regimen, ocular health and patient satisfaction with their contact lenses.

The Future is Now: Unveiling Smart Lenses

As contact lens technology advances, developers are working to incorporate miniaturized optics to create hands-free visual content.


Derail Dropouts

The Finer Points of Compliance

We must spend one-on-one time with our patients and have frank discussions about the impact of poor contact lens wear compliance.

Down on the Pharm

Something New for that Old Itch

The once daily anti-histamine, Lastacaft, appears to be significantly effective and an important addition to ocular allergy therapy.


Previewing ARVO

This year’s ARVO meeting explores novel research and best practices in the fields of lens and storage case biofilms, lens bioburden and associated adverse events.

Gas-Permeable Strategies

It’s Time to Get Creative

When faced with a no-win situation, sometimes taking a step back to reassess the situation may help you find a solution.

Lens Care Update

Let Me Count the Ways

A new study analyzes five standard lens case cleaning regimes. Which should you recommend to your patients?

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Mixing Solutions

Naked Eye

BAKtracking Contact Lens Guidelines

Although an effective preservative, eye care practitioners need a better understanding of how BAK interacts with contact lens wear.


In the News

Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.

Out of the Box

Six Steps to Foster Staff Support

Practitioners need the support of their staff in order to successfully implement new strategies to their growing practice.

To the Point

What's the Solution?