Category: Volume 2, Issue 1

PHOTO ESSAY: “New” Red Eye – A Case of Conjunctival Intraepithelial Neoplasia

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Ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) covers a wide range of ocular diseases that affect the squamous epithelial cells on the surface of the eye. This includes conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia, corneal epithelial dysplasia, squamous cell carcinoma, and mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Anterior segment OCT can be used to differentiate between CIN and other benign conjunctival lesions, by evaluating for epithelial activity, stromal invasion, and corneal involvement.

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Torpedo Maculopathy

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Torpedo maculopathy is a rare condition resulting in malformation of the outer retina. These lesions are often asymptomatic and found incidentally during routine eye examination. Although typically benign, there are rare reports of associated complications requiring treatment. Appropriate monitoring is thus required.

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome Precipitated by Brimonidine Tartrate

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) induced by brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution has rarely been reported. CBS is a condition characterized by visual hallucinations in patients with vision loss and clear cognition. This condition is more prevalent in the elderly population, between the ages of 75 and 84 years old.

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A Review of the Management of Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy

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Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy leads to progressive visual deterioration that may cause acutely painful episodes. Medical management  has been limited to prescribing hyperosmotic agents. The advancement in therapeutic and surgical management has led to earlier intervention, better visual prognosis, and improved quality of life for patients affected by FECD. Optometrists play a role in the management of this condition’s diagnosis, treatment, and postsurgical care.

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Sarcoid-Induced Uveitis: A Tattooed Journey

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When a patient presents with an anterior uveitis that is suspicious for a systemic etiology, it is important to explore all areas of clinical care to determine the cause. Traditionally, the initial approach is to perform an appropriate lab work-up. Beyond this, areas of specialty that are typically considered include rheumatology, radiology, and infectious disease. However, this case report will present a patient that required intervention from dermatology to confirm the source of ocular inflammation.

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Dr. Provost graduated from New England College of Optometry in 2022 and then completed an ocular disease residency at VA…
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Dr. Caitlyn Raia completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Dance minor at Muhlenberg College in 2018.…
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Dr. Rett is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Optometry and the secretary for the American Board of Certification…
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Leslie R. Wilderson, OD, FAAO, Dipl AAO, graduated from the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, completed a Primary Eyecare…
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Emily Humphreys is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry at the New England College of Optometry (NECO). In addition to…
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Jamie Hogan, OD, Dipl AAO, graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry and completed her Primary Care Optometry residency at…
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Dr. Kane graduated from New England College of Optometry in 2015 and went on to complete an ocular disease/primary care…
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Dr. Blake received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from UC Berkeley in 2007. From there, she went on to complete…
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Dr. Wittendorf is a 2020 graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry. Upon graduation, she completed an ocular disease residency…
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Dr. Liette graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry and completed his ocular disease residency at the Chalmers…
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Dr. Terry is an attending optometrist at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center where he completed his Primary Care/Contact…
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Dr. Kim is the residency coordinator at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. She is also adjunct…
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Dr. Panchal graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2019 and completed an ocular disease, low vision and specialty contact…
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Dr. Njeru is a staff optometrist at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. He graduated from The Ohio State University: College…
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Dr. Weidmayer graduated from the Michigan College of Optometry and completed her ocular disease residency at the Battle Creek VA…