EyeNet Magazine
A Quick Guide to Dry Eye

Dry eye may not blind your patients, but moderate or severe disease is making some of them miserable.

Spot and treat both evaporative and aqueous deficient dry eye disease in its early stages, and improve quality of life for some of your patients.

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Read on a break at work, kicking back at home with our iPad, or on your phone while in line at the grocery store. Check it out.

 
 
 
Multimedia Extra: Recurrent Corneal Erosion
The audio recording above features an MD Roundtable discussion on recurrent corneal erosion, moderated by Christopher J. Rapuano, MD, at Wills Eye Hospital, with Mark D. Ewald, MD, at Vanderbilt University, and Elmer Y. Tu, MD, at University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. 

Topics include diagnostic clues, problematic symptoms, and management pearls. Among the options discussed are topical therapies, bandage contact lenses, and surgical treatments including anterior stromal puncture, diamond burr debridement, and phototherapeutic keratectomy. 

Read more. This month’s Cornea Clinical Update highlights the key points from this MD Roundtable.

 
 
 
 
June 2014 Blink
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Morning Rounds

The Drooping Lid That Wouldn't Go Away

The patient presented to the hospital with flulike symptoms and “pink eyes.” She was prescribed erythromycin ointment. Ten days later, she sought care at an ophthalmology clinic. Although her pink eye had resolved, her right upper eyelid had become diffusely swollen and was drooping.

She was prescribed fluorometholone drops in case the swelling was due to inflammation related to the conjunctivitis—but they failed to resolve the condition.

What's your diagnosis?

June 2014 Morning Rounds
 
 
Opinion

Last Exit Before the Paperless Office? I'm Taking It.

Paperlessness is a major theoretical advantage of the electronic health record (EHR), but most offices find there is an increase in paper upon implementation of the EHR. Requests for records used to generate several pages, but with EHR, you need a shipping envelope and mega-extra postage.

But there is no doubt we are headed headlong toward the paperless office. So I am vigilant, ready to take that last exit, before it happens to me.

June 2014 Opinion
 
 
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