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How to Succeed in Refitting Daily Wear Patients into Silicone Hydrogels-in Mile-High Denver

How to Succeed in Refitting Daily Wear Patients into Silicone Hydrogels-in Mile-High Denver Three out of four of this practice’s patients wear silicone hydrogel lenses on a daily wear basis while the convenience of continuous wear is a major attraction for many wearers of MGHT & DAY, it’s by no means the only one. Note […]

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case of Jersey Jo, The

case of Jersey Jo, The Schmidt, Eric CLINICAL CHALLENGES Tailoring glaucoma therapy for a patient with one sighted eye. We all know the importance of tailoring open angle glaucoma treatment to the individual. Some patients require more aggressive therapy because of age, the optic nerve head condition and other risk factors. But does a person […]

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blink Contacts(TM) Lubricant Eye Drops

blink Contacts(TM) Lubricant Eye Drops Dry eye is a common complaint among contact lens wearers. Contact lenses split the tear film into a prelens layer, which is vulnerable to evaporation and dewetting, and a postlens layer.’ Evaporation, dewetting and decreased tear breakup time can trigger symptoms of ocular dryness. Dryness-related discomfort is a common reason […]

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Prevent Theft in Your Office

Prevent Theft in Your Office Blackwell, Marilee Many employees admit that they steal from their employers. Here’s how to protect your practice with practice management software. Did you know that employee theft is the cause of one-third of the bankruptcies in the United States? Or that more than 50% of employees admit that they’ve stolen […]

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A better mousetrap?

A better mousetrap? Ritch, Robert Why gingko biloba extract might have value in treating glaucoma. * We now recognize that glaucoma damage is caused not only by elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), but also by non-pressure-dependent factors. These include systemic hypotension, cardiovascular disease, vasospasm (migraine, Raynaud’s disease), defective vascular autoregulation, autoimmune disease, hemorrheologic abnormalities and cerebral […]

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Make the Most of Toric Contact Lenses

Make the Most of Toric Contact Lenses Gupta, Deepak Astigmatic patients may need your help in seeing the value of this lens option. Research shows that more than one-third of spectacle-corrected patients have cylindrical corrections of-0.75D or greater. However, many of these patients who have low amounts of astigmatism wear spherical lenses to mask their […]

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Uses and effects of ocular steroids

Uses and effects of ocular steroids Skorin, Leonid Jr A comprehensive look at the applications and side effects of different ocular steroids. The mainstay of ocular anti-inflammatory therapy is the category of corticosteroids. We mainly use steroids because of their ability to suppress inflammatory, allergic and immune reactions. Inflammatory manifestations The anti-inflammatory effects of corticosteroids […]

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Making a difference with prosthetics

Making a difference with prosthetics McMahon, Timothy T An expert offers tips for working with these lenses and achieving dramatic results. The woman in her late 30s was one of my early prosthetic contact lens patients, but I remember her vividly. Her cornea was lacerated in a childhood injury. The result was an opacified cornea […]

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Overworked and underpaid

Overworked and underpaid Blackwell, Marilee Real-life cases of optometrists’ practice dilemmas and how these seasoned consultants resolved them. By Marilee Blackwell, M.B.A., C.P.A., A.I.B.A., and Donna Suter Solving one doctor’s problems: Part one of a two-part series This article is about an optometrist who had a good practice with two common problems: A heavy workload […]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Runninger, Jack “I have serious legal problems, and want the best attorney in your firm,” the man requested. Unbeknownst to him, the firm’s “best” attorney was female. So when she came into the conference room to meet him, he chauvinistically assumed she was a secretary. “How about doing me a favor, honey,” he said […]