How macular OCT scanning affects glaucoma evaluation Let’s examine what this specific (and separate) scan pattern can offer diagnostically 16 most popular stories of 2016 December 21, 2016 By Jolie Higazi Here is your roundup of what made top news in 2016! LENSAR files for bankruptcy with PDL BioPharma support December 19, 2016 By Jolie Higazi LENSAR Inc. announced its filing of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Dec. 19 to reduce its debt, strengthen its balance sheet, and strengthen its platform for future growth, according to a press release from the company. 6 things PCPs should know about glaucoma December 19, 2016 By Beth Hertz Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, a problem which is made even more serious by the fact that many patients do not notice any symptoms until it is too late to prevent permanent blindness. Looking back at 2016 Before the new year gets too far along, let’s take a brief look at the happenings in the pages of Optometry Times during 2016. New study affirms promise of anti-integrin drug for DME December 14, 2016 By Lynda Charters A new class of ophthalmic drug continues to show promise for treating patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). 7 strategies for fitting keratoconus patients December 13, 2016 By Brian Chou OD FAAO Try these seven strategies to improve your keratoconus contact lens fitting and offer better outcomes to your patients. How should you apply cosmetics to avoid problems with extended-wear soft contact lenses? December 12, 2016 Contact lenses are being worn by increasing numbers of females who also desire to wear cosmetics. This can be a challenge as cosmetics can cloud, discolor, and destroy the newer water-holding oxygen-permeable contact lenses. The role of lid hygiene in ocular surface disease The ocular surface encompasses not only the cornea, but the all-important supporting conjunctiva that is divided into the bulbar, limbal, palpebral, forneaceal, and marginal zones.