Dry eye disease and co-morbidities

  At the completion of this article, the reader will be able to improve their management of dry eye disease and co-morbidities, including: Recall the pathophysiology of dry eye disease Recall the mechanism of action of the various dry eye treatment options Identify the causes of a patient’s symptoms of dry eye Implement effective management strategies for DED and co-morbidities. Read More

When spectacles aren’t enough

Spectacles are an effective solution for refractive errors, but they may not be enough for people with low vision. Connie Angeli discusses options to improve the lives of this patient cohort.
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optometrist role keratoconus

The role of the optometrist in keratoconus

  At the completion of this article, the optometrist should be able to understand their role in management of patients with keratoconus, including: Understand the crucial role optometrists play in identifying candidates for CXL Understand how imaging modalities have improved a clinician’s diagnostic ability for early stages of keratoconus Be able to provide patient education on CXL protocols and post-operative recovery. Read More
New tax rulings eye clinics

What new tax rulings mean for eye clinics

Recent court and state tax rulings over payroll tax and the relationship between medical practices and practitioners have prompted eye clinics to consider the implications for their own businesses.
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cataract surgery collaborative care

Changes in cataract surgery, patient expectations and collaborative care

At the completion of this article, the reader should be able to improve their management of patients requiring cataract surgery including: Review the components of productive post-operative communication Understand and manage cataract patient expectations Review the elements of a good referral for refractive cataract surgery Understand the types of IOLs currently available Read More