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July 2012

Confronting Corneal Ulcers

A corneal ulcer is an ocular emergency that raises high-stakes questions about diagnosis and management.

In EyeNet's July Feature, four corneal experts provide a guide to diagnostic differentiators and timely treatment, focusing on the types of ulcers most likely to appear in your waiting room.

Multimedia Extra: Clinical Update
In this month's Oncology Clinical Update, EyeNet examines fine-needle aspiration biopsy and its critical role in melanoma prognosis.

The video above demonstrates how to obtain a biopsy sample from a uveal melanoma.

(Video courtesy of Arun D. Singh, MD)

July 2012 Blink
Morning Rounds

Sore Eyes and Sick Kidneys

The teenager had been experiencing fatigue, fevers, and myalgias for six weeks. Now, she has acute-onset pain and photophobia.

What's your diagnosis?

July 2012 Morning Rounds

A Quixotic Quest for Directness: Downplaying Upspeak and Spin?

Luckily, we in ophthalmology can be straightforward, not needing to use the euphemisms common in the corporate world. Or maybe not. These days, for example, when we intentionally implant a lens with optical compromises to achieve spectacle-free vision, that’s a “premium” IOL. 

Mind you, I’m not being critical of surgical advancements as we move forward, but at the end of the day, I’m just sayin’. …

July 2012 Opinion

We welcome letters on all issues raised in EyeNet, and on ophthalmology generally.

Share your thoughts with your colleagues by sending a letter to eyenet@aao.org.


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