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August 2016

Features

A NOD to a painful, puzzling diagnosis
By Richard A. Adler, MD
Nonobvious dry eye disease may have a neuropathic basis, so look for symptoms; signs might prove elusive.

When beauty doesn’t blink
By Laura M. Periman, MD and Leslie E. O’Dell, OD
We look at exacerbators of ocular surface disease that lurk on product labels in cosmetics bags.

Giving birth to a dry eye clinic
By Patti Barkey, COE, Sheetal Shah, MD, and Zachary Smith, MHSA
DED mavens — two established, one en route — provide pearls, expose pitfalls and show how it’s done.

A little DED advice: Prescribe to variety
By Karen Blum, Contributing Editor
With only two FDA-approved drugs for dry eye disease, it’s good to have more than a Plan B.

Does symptom-free mean dry eye-free?
By Wendy Lyons Sunshine
No: nerve damage, systemic conditions and environmental factors can contribute to asymptomatic dry eye.

Heading for the exit?
By Robert Calandra, Contributing Editor
Are ophthalmologists retiring due to the heavy hand of the government?

DED surveys: reality v. perception
By Laura M. Periman, MD
Physicians say they talk to patients about the dangers lurking in cosmetics; patients say otherwise.

Departments

Guest Editorial
By Laura M. Periman, MD
A matter of perspective

Viewpoint
Larry E. Patterson, MD
This branch needs pruning

Visionaries and Educators
By K.D. Barnebey
Just use warm compresses?

Quick Hits
By René Luthe, Senior Editor

Coding & Reimbursement

Complex cataract surgery: A code all its own

As I See It
By Paul S. Koch, MD, Editor Emeritus
Respect the pros

IN SO MANY WORDS

Alimera’s Dan Myers

SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE
By Robert Stoneback, Associate Editor
A choice instrument for dry eye clinics

BEST PRACTICES
By Derek Preece
Good will leadership

THE ENLIGHTENED OFFICE
By Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
A good yardstick to gain patients




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