The Ocular Surface Case Series is a quarterly video segment featuring experts in the area of ocular surface disease who discuss recent studies and their clinical experience. Christopher E. Starr, MD, FACS, of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York moderates this series and shares his pearls for treating the ocular surface.

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The Optometrist's Role in Perisurgical Care

by Derek Cunningham, OD, Eric T. Brooker, OD, Walter Whitley, OD

Derek Cunningham, OD, of Laser Eye Consultants in Austin, Texas, and Walter Whitley, OD, of Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk, Virginia, address the optometrist's role in perisurgical care. They discuss the relationship between optometrists and ophthalmologists and the continuum of care through proper communication. Eric Brooker, OD, of the Advanced Vision Institute in Las Vegas, explains how perisurgical care affects his practice. He discusses procedures that will enhance the optometric comanagement model.