How macular OCT scanning affects glaucoma evaluation Let’s examine what this specific (and separate) scan pattern can offer diagnostically Fasting regimens may be key in treating type 2 diabetes Fasting regimens have gained popularity as a technique for reducing weight and obesity. This strategy may improve insulin sensitivity in patients with insulin resistance and diabetes. What if you examined Santa Claus? T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the towns, not an optometrist was stirring—not even an online retailer promising glasses at low cost. Pros and cons of available MGD treatments December 20, 2016 By Clare Halleran OD With the majority of treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription, focusing on tear supplements and the increase of the natural tear, there may not have been a shift in focus or thinking by most practitioners. Top stories of 2016 These stories were chosen by you by way of clicks. They received the most page views on our site in 2016. 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. 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. Holiday gift giving for ODs made easy In need of gift ideas for employees or colleagues? What about that OD spouse? Never fear, Optometry Times is here! 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.