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February 2016


The argument for swept-source OCT
By Jung Min Lee, MD and Sung Chul (Sean) Park, MD
SS-OCT offers longer wavelengths, a faster scanning speed and wider imaging range.

Early detection + Progression analysis
By Kelly Lee, BA and Albert S. Khouri, MD
Glaucoma vacillates its course; clinicians can depend on OCT for this technology’s objectivity.

When it’s not primary glaucoma
By Chandrasekharan Krishnan, MD
Systemic diseases and medications can increase intraocular pressure.

SLT: It can do more than reduce IOP
By Nathan Radcliffe, MD and Meredith Remmer Klifto, MD
This glaucoma procedure can benefit both patient and practice in terms of efficacy and financial costs.

MIGS as a first-line treatment?
By Constance O. Okeke, MD, MSCE
Drops can be a compliance issue; but minimally invasive techniques can reduce their use and untoward side effects.

The many paths to adherence
By Robert Stoneback, Associate Editor
Patients will bring their own priorities to medication. A doctor’s job is adapting.

Practice makes … surgery go easier
By Michael Patterson, DO
A resident shares his interactive approach for inserting the Glaukos iStent; it has made surgery much more efficient.

Cases that made us stop and think

Call them challenging, difficult, puzzling. Some cases test skills and summon creativity.

Generics can help with adherence ...
By Karen Blum, Contributing Editor
... but some doctors aren’t sure if these glaucoma drops are as effective as the brands they're modeled on.


Larry E. Patterson, MD
Adieu to the ‘moo’

Quick Hits
By Robert Stoneback, Associate Editor

Best Practices
By Elizabeth Holloway, COE, CPSS, PHR
Dodge those HR nightmares

Coding & Reimbursement
By Suzanne L. Corcoran
Reading the glaucoma reimbursement tea leaves


Risk is “what this business story is about”

By Robert Stoneback, Associate Editor
An entire clinic, in the palm of your hand

By Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
School is never out