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The 2 most common questions I hear on a daily basis in the CLEI Center for Keratoconus are: Is my keratoconus getting worse? Do/Will I need a cornea transplant? Clearly, these concerns are on the minds of many patients affected...
There is nothing more maddening as a specialty contact lens practitioner than being 100% certain that the fit and Rx are correct and watching the patient fail because the lens surface clouds faster than a bathroom mirror. For years...
Corneal infections still keep me awake at night and I am sure I am not alone. While most infections can be successfully treated using a topical antibiotic and close monitoring, some require culturing for pathogen identification and treatment specificity. Standard...
To charge or not to charge At a recent meeting, I was fortunate to connect with some fellow ODs who practice in different settings, and we were discussing different contact lens fitting and follow up practices. Some ODs charge for...
Is it acceptable to swim or shower wearing contact lenses? Is it appropriate to rinse gas permeable or scleral contact lenses with water? What does the literature say? A study by Zimmerman, et al. examined behaviors and knowledge related to...
We have all heard and likely used an amniotic membrane for anterior segment disease management in practice at some point in our careers, and if you have yet to handle a membrane, what an intimidating and yet exhilarating experience...
In many instances, the topic of ordering neuroimaging has come up in ODs on Facebook, and opinions are all over the board. Some say yes, others say refer. Some seem to order images as if on a fishing expedition....
Statistics regarding keratoplasty rates for keratoconus typically are quoted to be somewhere between 10% and 25%, however, it seems that rates significantly vary between countries and ranges from 16% in Canada to 47% in Italy (Fasolo et al. 2006)....
What can I do to help? This week a colleague of mine asked, “what can I do to help?” after reading about Hubble selling contact lenses with a fake contact lens prescription. If you haven’t read this article, I encourage...
High blood pressure remains a major health issue worldwide, with profound-and often silent-multisystem effects. Systemic hypertension (HTN) is a common health problem—affecting more than 800 million people worldwide—that often remains asymptomatic until late in the disease course. It is a major...
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