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Keratoconus prevalence: Much more common than previously thought Previously, the frequency of keratoconus was most commonly reported to be 1 in 2,000, a value based on a registration study in Olmsted County, Minnesota, conducted 1935-1982; the study reported a prevalence...
Babyboomers are aging, and they have high expectations for their vision. They want to see everything and are more willing to pay for it. As premium surgeries continue to increase and expectations continue to be set high, we need...
In the world of vision rehabilitation, there are a few staple techniques such as the Brock string, Hart Charts, and vectograms that improve a patient’s visual function. Every now and then, these techniques need to be manipulated to increase...

Feeling the Pressure? This month, let’s reflect on the advances in glaucoma care. Back in the Land Before Time and iPhones, circa 1983, our optometry curriculum included extensive work in glaucoma care. Excitement was high, in anticipation of the coming...
Are you tired of just “spinning the wheels?” Don’t take this the wrong way, I do understand that spinning the phoropter dials is the foundation of optometric care – prescribing spectacle lenses is where it all started!1 We apply the...
Imagine... Imagine starting a long run in the early hours of the morning and continue running as the sun comes up. There is now a new category of contact lenses for this very instance. Johnson & Johnson Vision, Inc. has...
Diagnose Early, Stop Progression, Rehabilitate Vision The new mantra of keratoconic care is: Diagnose early, Stop progression, Rehabilitate vision. Currently, in the stop progression category, there is only 1 FDA approved treatment to stop progression of keratoconus, corneal crosslinking (CXL)....
A 37-year-old female who suffers from recurrent corneal erosions due to EBMD recently presented with a red, painful, itchy rash covering her face. She has shown sensitivity to various things before that presented as a rash, such as various...
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) has increasingly become the hot topic of nearly every conversation amongst corneal experts around the globe. When effective, the procedure provides the best opportunity for arresting or slowing the ectatic progression of the irregular cornea....
We all realize that vision starts with our tear film. It is the first refractive surface that is involved with the eventual focus of light on to the retina. Interest in the impact of the ocular surface on vision and...

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