May 2013


A Checklist for Steroid Use Compromised Cornea

If you can rule out contraindications, aggressive steroid therapy may help minimize the risk of future complications.

Biocompatibility: Buzzword or Breakthrough?

It’s both! Or at least it has the potential to be. Here’s a closer look at the concepts.

Small Wonders

Keep your eye on the latest developments in nanotechnology. We may soon have the potential to eliminate many troublesome eye conditions.


Derail Dropouts

Capitalize on the Astigmatic Presbyope

The newer multifocal designs can help give you an advantage in the presbyopic community.

Down on the Pharm

BAK Tracking

When prescribing medication to patients on multiple BAK-containing drops, consider a preservative-free option when appropriate.


2013 ARVO Explores Lens-related Inflammation and Corneal Infection

Researchers explore strategies to minimize risk and prevent corneal morbidity in contact lens wearers.

Gas-Permeable Strategies

Make the Most of Everybody’s Time

GP lab consultations are a valuable resource for practitioners. Here are some ways to maximize the value of these appointments.

Lens Care Update

Addicted to Oxy

This patient developed medicamentosa from chronic, long-term oxymetazoline use. How should he be managed?


In the News

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

Out of the Box

How Will Unemployment Impact You?

Even in a weak economy, there are ways every practice can build and grow.