Modern Medicine Feature Articles

Do genes play a role in endometriosis?A meta-analysis of data from more than 17,000 cases of endometriosis suggest that specific genes involved in sex steroid hormone signaling and function may play a role in the disorder.
How does your practice measure up? This tool will tell you"The health care field does not show any signs of slowing in pace or growth, and as many people view health care as a service, it is important to strive for an environment that is high in quality, care, support, and acceptance," writes SUNA's Amy Hull, MSN, WHNP-BC.
Surgical expertise and outcomes of urinary tract endometriosisRetrospective analysis of data on women undergoing surgery for urinary tract endometriosis sheds new light on the role that the surgical team’s expertise has on patient outcome.
Pearls from BCLA 2017: CLIDE and blepharitis
Pearls from BCLA 2017: CLIDE and blepharitisThe British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) celebrated its 40th birthday June 9-11 at its 2017 clinical conference and exhibition in Liverpool, UK. Optometry Times was there to hear the latest and live tweet from the meeting.
AD, skin microbes intertwinedAtopic dermatitis leads to Staphylococcus aureus colonization, one expert says.
Treating eczemas in skin of colorWhen it comes to treating atopic dermatitis in non-white racial ethnic groups, there are variations in prevalence, genetic factors and clinical presentation.
New research in how eye, brain health correlate presented at ARVO 2017John G. Flanagan, OD, PhD, FAAO, talks about his research and presentations regarding eye and brain health with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Understanding corneal shape helps scleral lens fittingChristine W. Sindt, OD, FAAO, discusses her research in the shape of corneas and constructing the proper scleral lens for each patient with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Posters presented at ARVO 2017 offer insight on cosmetic use and OSD, DemodexLeslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO, discusses posters she presented about cosmetics and the ocular surface and Demodex with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
5 things to know about Lyme disease and PowassanThe CDC is warning of a high threat of tick-borne illnesses this summer, including the sometimes-deadly Powassan virus. Here are five things you need to know about Lyme disease and Powassan and how to code for them.