September 2015

September 2015

September 2015 Issue


  • ‘Tis the season to be red-eyed

    By Mark B. Abelson, MD

    It’s prime allergy season: Here’s a primer on what to advise patients with an itch to ditch.

  • A tall order filled, and then some

    By Whitney Hauser, OD

    Leaders wanted new staff. But new wasn’t the answer to this problem: everyone needed to relearn sandlot rules.

  • Caring for Nepal

    By Robert Calandra, Contributing Editor

    One doctor’s journey to help a nation shaken to its core.

  • Driving home hard truths

    By Karen Auge, Contributing Editor

    The end-of-driving talk may be the toughest — but most necessary — conversation you have with your patients.

  • ICD-10 and your EMR: Ready or not

    By Darla Shewmaker

    A peek at a few of the transition tools vendors provide.

  • If it’s not a cold, is it ocular allergy?

    By Eric Rosenberg, DO, Marguerite McDonald, MD and Eric Donnenfeld, MD

    Ophthalmologists see many people with misery written in red across their globes. But is it allergy?

  • Lid inflammation: ignorance isn’t bliss

    By Robert Calandra, Contributing Editor and Christine Bahls

    Your patients’ red irritated lids need your attention. Disregarding them will come back to haunt both of you.

  • Microperimetry’s expanding role

    By Samuel N. Markowitz, MD, FRCSC

    Advances have made the technology tops for assessing visual function.

  • Talk about a smart ophthalmoscope

    By Tomasz P. Stryjewski, MD, MPP and Shizuo Mukai, MD

    Your cellphone and a 20-diopter lens can probably play a significant role in providing value to your practice.

  • The continued relevance of VFT

    By Karen Blum, Contributing Editor

    With other imaging technology options, what role does visual field testing play?

  • We’ve come a-ways since the slit lamp

    By Martin L. Fox, MD, FACS

    Advances in anterior segment imaging allow access to more information, leading to more precise patient care.

  • When techs need your attention

    By Martha C. Tello, BA, COMT & Stephanie D. McMillan, MHA, COA

    Poorly trained staff can affect the bottom line.