Considering scleral lenses for astigmatic patientsWe have witnessed a rise in clinical utilization of scleral lenses in recent years, and in some cases, their clinical indications have expanded to include even those patients with regular corneas. Given this sharp rise in scleral lens utilization, the principle of lens selection continuum as proposed by Visser et al appears to also hold true in patients with normal healthy eyes. Thus, when should clinicians reach for scleral lenses when providing care to patients with regular corneas?
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Q&A: Justin Schweitzer OD, FAAO—Cataract, cornea, refractive, and glaucoma surgery specialist December 12, 2017By Vernon TrollingerJustin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO, discusses practicing optometry in North Dakota and conquering the 200-mile Ragnar Relay in the latest Optometry Times Q&A. Dental and Optometric Care Access Act gains tractionAs the DOC Care Access Act, which has the backing of the American Optometric Association and the American Dental Association, continues to gain traction, the conversation will likely become more vocal on all sides. Diagnosing and managing patients with narrow angles December 20, 2017By Rachel Grant OD FAAOThe next patient sitting in your chair may have narrow angles. Find out how to best diagnose and manage patients with narrow angles; it can have a significant long-term impact on their visual outcome. 5 things about glaucoma care that frustrate meTreating glaucoma can prove to be challenging at times. Michael Brown, OD, MHS-CL, FAAO, shares five aspects of glaucoma treatment that frustrate him. Using precision medicine for dry eyeThe Precision Medicine Initiative offers a model to customize treatment for each individual patient. Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO explains why using precision medicine to treat dry eye disease can be beneficial for the OD and patient. How MIGS are changing glaucoma treatmentEvolving procedures continue to change the landscape of glaucoma treatments. Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, explores how the use of minimally (or micro-) invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) techniques can increase positive outcomes when treating glaucoma patients. Improving visual function, retinal integrity in DME patientDiagnosing and treating diabetic macular edema (DME) can pose a challenge for ODs. A. Paul Chous, OD, MA, FAAO, CDE, examines a case of non-center involved DME and the challenges he faced when treating one patient. Why ODs need a business strategyRunning a practice day-to-day can pose challenges for ODs. Carl Spear, OD, MBA, FAAO, outlines the three basic business strategies to maximize success and why it is important to choose one that fits your practice.