Integrated Care

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Discussing a Cataract Diagnosis

Marc Bloomenstein, OD

TriMoxiVanco Injection

John Berdahl, MD

Episode 12: Preoperative and Postoperative Regimens

Michael Cooper, OD, Jason R. Miller, OD, MBA, FAAO

Episode 16: Dropless Cataract Surgery

Rich Mangan, OD, Walter Whitley, OD

Premium IOLs

Derek Cunningham, OD, Josh Johnston, OD, Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Episode 9: Talking to the Surgical Patient

Michael Cooper, OD, Andrew Morgenstern, OD

Episode 8: Special Cases in Refractive Surgery

Michael Cooper, OD, Eric T. Brooker, OD

Episode 6: Preparing Dry Eye Patients for Cataract Surgery

Michael Cooper, OD, Derek Cunningham, OD

Femtosecond Lasers in Today's Ophthalmic Surgery

Leslie O'Dell, OD, Chris Freeman, OD, FAAO

Learn to Comanage the Complex and Unusual

Michael Cooper, OD, Maynard Pohl, OD

Episode 5: Expectations and Outcomes in the Cataract Patient

Michael Cooper, OD, Chris Freeman, OD, FAAO

Ex-PRESS Mini Shunt Implantation

Peter A. Netland MD, PhD

TSCPC with the Iridex G-Probe

Robert Noecker MD, MBA

Gold Shunt Placement

Marlene Moster MD

iStent Implantation

Randy Craven MD

Episode 4: Changes and Advances in Refractive Surgery

Michael Cooper, OD, Sondra Black, OD

Episode 3: Effective Cataract Management

Michael Cooper, OD, Jason R. Miller, OD, MBA, FAAO

Episode 2: Premium IOLs: Multifocal and Toric Lenses

Michael Cooper, OD, Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD

Episode 1: Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery

Michael Cooper, OD, David Geffen, OD

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries

Derek Cunningham OD, Eric Schmidt, OD, Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Femtosecond Cataract Surgery

Derek Cunningham OD, Douglas Devries, OD, Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Trabectome in Post PK

Steven D. Vold, MD

Routine Canaloplasty

Gabor B. Scharioth MD

Raindrop Implantation

Jeffrey Whitman MD

Tomography for Screening Refractive Patients

James Owen, OD, MBA, FAAO, William Tullo, OD

Integrated Care

Kirk Smick, OD

Treatments for Keratoconus

James Owen, OD, MBA, FAAO

Comanaging Patients

David Geffen, OD

Innovation in Cataract Surgery

Marc Bloomenstein, OD

Co-Management - Part 1

Derek Cunningham OD

Co-Management - Part 2

Marc Bloomenstein, OD

Chocolate and Onions

Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD


Collaborative Care: A Win-Win

Casey Claypool, OD

Opening the lines of communication with surgeons maintains patients’ trust— and helps build your practice, too. […]

Facilitating Coordinated Care for Diabetic Retinopathy

Chad Fleming, OD

Bringing practitioners onto a shared technology platform can lead to better communication, compliance, and patient care. […]

A Team Approach to Premium IOLs

Michael Kelly, MD, and Sean W. Smolenyak, OD

Challenges and strategies abound. What is a team to do? […]

Pillars of Success

Jason Schmit, OD

A profile of how MDs and ODs work in concert to deliver first-class service. […]

Communicating Value to Cataract Patients

Walt Whitley, OD

Value is not about how much technology costs; it is about what it can do for patients. […]

Norwegian Optometric Graduate Program in Refractive Surgery

Bente Monica Aakre, PhD, and Svein Tindlund, MSc

Rolling an MSc program into an optometry program for a new generation of students. […]

Building Your Practice Brand

Crawford Ifland

If you do not understand brand strategy, your competition may leave you in the dust. […]

Patient-Centered Care: Improving the Odds for a Successful Outcome

Cecelia Koetting, OD

Perioperative management of cataract patients may differ among practices; the importance of serving the patient’s best interest […]

Patient-Facing Materials Are Additive in Patients’ Education

Lawrence Woodard, MD


The Changing Mindset of the Cataract Patient

Jeffrey Machat, MD, and Sondra Black, OD

The expectation for high-quality vision following surgery is the new normal. […]

Formalized Training in Integrated Care

Gregory D. Parkhurst, MD, and Kyle A. Sandberg, OD

All fourth year students at the Rosenberg School of Optometry have a mandatory rotation in a busy ophthalmic refractive surgery ce […]

Refractive Surgery in Children

Jonathan C. Song, MD, MBA

In certain pediatric cases, excimer laser treatment can improve quality of life and prevent permanent vision loss. […]

PDEK With a Graft Prepared by an Eye Bank

Ahad Mahootchi, MD

Eye bank-prepared tissue would allow wider adoption of this efficacious procedure. […]

The Great Debate in CXL: Epi-on Versus Epi-off

Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD, FAAO, and Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO

Colleagues debate the merits of epithelium-on and epithelium-off corneal collagen crosslinking. […]

OSD and Cataract: Preparing for Better Surgical Outcomes

Josh Johnston, OD

Patience in scheduling allows more effective preoperative use of dry eye treatments. […]

Put Me in Coach, I’m Ready to Play, Today

Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO


Shared Care of the Retina Patient

Julie Rodman, OD, MS, FAAO

Optimizing patients’ outcomes through collaborative care. […]

Managing Diabetic Retinopathy With OCT Angiography

Jenae Stiles, BS, and Mike Cymbor, OD, FAAO

A case presentation illustrates the potential value of this new imaging modality. […]

Busting Some Myths Around Presbyopia-Correcting IOLs

Sondra Black, OD

New technologies make a lot of older worries about presbyopia-correcting IOLs obsolete. […]

A Simpler—Cataract Surgery —Routine

Inder Paul Singh, MD, and Stephen Pruett, OD

LessDrops streamlines the postoperative drop regimen. […]

It Takes Two to Tango: Collaborative Care Approach to Refractive Surgery

Cecelia Koetting, OD, FAAO

A shared care model can make patient care more efficient. […]

Refractive Surgery Primed for a Comeback

Carey M. Silverman, MD, MBA

New refractive surgery options and the arrival of the millennial generation are reasons to be optimistic about the future. […]

One Step, One Laser

Vance Thompson, MD; Keith Rasmussen, OD; and Doug Wallin, OD

SMILE is a continuation of the refractive surgery revolution. […]

Optimizing Results With Corneal Inlays

Jessica Heckman, OD, and Y. Ralph Chu, MD

Clinical pearls to improve success. […]

A Reliable Option for Treating Mixed Astigmatism

Robert K. Maloney, MD

Wavefront-guided ablation produces good results in patients with this challenging refractive error. […]


Tal Raviv, MD

Will telehealth startups disrupt in-office refraction? […]

Eyeing the Future of Ophthalmic Lenses

Michael Barden

For contact and intraocular lens manufacturers, plasma treatment is key to comfort, wettability. […]



How to Present RLE to Patients in Three Simple Steps

George O. Waring IV, MD

Take the challenge out of discussing dysfunctional lens syndrome. […]

Corneal Inlays: A Clinical Primer

J. Christopher Freeman, OD, FAAO

Corneal inlays expand the options for correcting presbyopia. Here is what optometrists should know about these devices. […]

SMILE Provides Viable Alternative to LASIK

Stephen G. Slade, MD

Patients’ preferences may ultimately determine the success of this procedure. […]

Early Detection of Systemic Disorders in the Optometric Office

Hashim Ali-Khan, BSOpt, and Fatima Iqbal, OD

Ocular signs frequently precede the classic symptoms and signs of systemic disorders: part 1 of 2. […]

Help Your Patients Get the Most out of Cataract Surgery

Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO

But first, get past some myths about presbyopia-correcting lenses. […]

2016: The Year in Approvals

Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief

As 2016 comes to a close, AOC takes a look back at the key eye care moves made by the FDA. […]

Business Perspective

Stephen Daily, Executive Editor, News, BMC

Ophthalmic leaders discuss trends, new treatment options, and compliance issues. […]

Industry Leaders Discuss Collaborative Care, Consolidation, and More

Thomas G. Daniells, Robert Dempsey, David Taylor, and David Gibson


EyeGate Throws R&D Behind Innovative Drug- Delivery Devices

Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief


Sun Pharma Launches First Branded Ophthalmic Product, Expands Pipeline

Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief


New Regimens Can Ease the Burden of Postop Drops

Shamik Bafna, MD

The intracanalicular product is seeking US regulatory approval. […]

Infinity Stone: The Amniotic Membrane Portal to the Future of Regenerative Eye Care

Michael S. Cooper, OD

These tissues hold great healing power. […]

The Economics of Superior Technology in the Era of Health Care Reform

John Rumpakis, OD, MBA

A different way of looking at the cost of the care you provide. […]

Premium Cataract Care

An Interview with Jessica Heckman, OD, of Chu Vision.

One practice’s approach to education. […]

Optometrists’ Participation in Cataract Surgery

Pierce Kenworthy, OD, FAAO

In collaborative care scenarios, optometrists can play active roles in cataract surgery management. […]

Premium IOL Overview

Cecelia Koetting, OD, FAAO

Categories of premium IOLs are beginning to overlap. […]

Diversifying the Patient Base Through Aesthetics

Richard A. Adler, MD

Trends in lifestyle health offer an opportunity to protect practices and practitioners against the changing medical landscape. […]

Gaining Comfort With Antiaging Medicine

Jenny Y. Yu, MD

Educating patients about preventive strategies early in life is a natural segue into conversations about treatments. […]

Ophthalmologists’ Input Shapes an EHR System

David A. Goldman, MD

Designed by doctors who learned how to code, not the other way around. […]



Concussion in Children: Different From Adults

Jacqueline Theis, OD, FAAO

Diagnosis and collaborative care for pediatric concussion in primary care optometry. […]