Welcome to The Handbook of Ocular Disease Management. This one-of-a-kind publication blends the academic rigor of a journal or textbook with the practical needs of the clinic.

For over 20 years, Review of Optometry has been pleased to bring you the Handbook as a special annual supplement to the print edition. Now in digital form, it’s even easier for you to read and use in daily practice.

All the content from the last five print editions is included here—covering 150 ocular diseases—easily searchable by category through the navigation bar at the top or the links to related content in each article. We encourage you to explore!

New content will debut here first on a regular basis to continually enhance the experience.

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The articles in this supplement were subjected to Review of Optometry’s peer-review process. The magazine employs a double-blind review system for clinical manuscripts in which experts in each subject review the manuscript before publication. This supplement was edited by the Review of Optometry staff.


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Alphabetical Index of Articles by Category

Aberrant Regeneration Of Cranial Nerve III (Oculomotor Synkinesis)
Acanthamoeba Keratitis
Acquired Blepharoptosis
Acquired Ectropion
Acquired Entropion
Acute Allergic Conjunctivitis
Acute Bacterial Conjunctivitis
Angioid Streaks
Angle Recession Glaucoma
Anterior Uveitis
Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis
Bacterial Keratitis
Band Keratopathy
Benign Essential Blepharospasm
Blowout Fracture
Blue Sclera
Brain And Orbital Tumor
Cavernous Hemangioma
Chlamydial And Gonococcal Conjunctivitis
Choroidal Folds
Choroidal Nevus And Choroidal Melanoma
Choroidal Rupture
Chronic Epiphora
Commotio Retinae
Congenital Hypertrophy Of The Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Conjunctival Abrasion And Laceration
Conjunctival Cysts
Conjunctival Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Conjunctival Lymphoma
Contact Dermatitis
Corneal Abrasion And Recurrent Corneal Erosion
Corneal Foreign Body
Cranial Nerve III Palsy
Cranial Nerve IV Palsy
Cranial Nerve VI Palsy
Crystalline Lens Subluxation
Cystoid Macular Edema
Diabetic Papillopathy
Ecchymosis And Blunt Orbital Trauma
Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy
Exfoliative Glaucoma
Exudative (Wet) Macular Degeneration
Eyelid Laceration
Eyelid Myokymia
Facial Nerve Palsy
Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
Filamentary Keratitis
Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
Fuchs’ Heterochromic Iridocyclitis
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis
Granular Dystrophy
Hemifacial Spasm
Herpes Simplex Conjunctivitis
Herpes Simplex Virus Epithelial Keratitis
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
Herpetic Keratouveitis
Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia
Idiopathic Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy
Immune Stromal (Interstitial) Keratitis
Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia
Intraocular Foreign Body
Keratoconus And Hydrops
Lattice Degeneration
Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
Limbal Dermoid
Malignant Glaucoma
Marginal Keratitis
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Melanocytoma Of The Optic Disc
Membranous And Pseudomembranous Conjunctivitis
Metastatic Choroidal Tumors
Milky Nuclear Sclerosis
MoorenÕs Ulcer
Morning Glory Syndrome
Mucus Fishing Syndrome
Neuromyelitis Optica
Non-Exudative (Dry) Macular Degeneration
Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
Ocular Demodicosis
Ocular Melanosis
Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
Ocular Rosacea
Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia
Optic Disc Drusen
Optic Nerve Head Hypoplasia
Optic Perineuritis
Orbital Cellulitis
Pediatric And Congenital Glaucoma
Phacolytic Glaucoma
Phacomorphic Glaucoma
Phthisis Bulbi
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome and Pigmentary Glaucoma
Pinguecula And Pingueculitis
Plateau Iris Syndrome
Posterior Uveitis
Posterior Vitreous Detachment
Preseptal Cellulitis
Primary Chronic Angle Closure Glaucoma
Proptosis (Exophthalmos)
Purtscher’s Retinopathy
Pyogenic Granuloma
Retinal Arterial Macroaneurysm
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Retinal Emboli
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Salzmann’s Nodular Degeneration
Scleral Melt
Sickle Cell Retinopathy
Skew Deviation
Solar Retinopathy
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stargardt’s Disease (Fundus Flavimaculatus)
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
Terrien’s Marginal Degeneration
Terson’s Syndrome
Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis
Tilted Disc Syndrome
Tonic Pupil
Toxic Keratoconjunctivitis
Toxic/Nutritional Optic Neuropathy
Traumatic Corneal Laceration And Perforation
Uveitic Glaucoma
Verruca And Papilloma
Viral Conjunctivitis
Vortex Keratopathy & Hurricane Keratopathy

About the Authors

Joseph W. Sowka, OD, FAAO, Dipl.Joseph W. Sowka, OD, FAAO, Dipl., is a professor of optometry, program supervisor of the Primary Care with Emphasis in Ocular Disease Residency, instructor in glaucoma and retinal disease, and chair of the Clinical Sciences Department at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry...At the college’s Eye Care Institute, he is the director of the Glaucoma Service and chief of the Advanced Care Service. Dr. Sowka is a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, the Optometric Retina Society and the Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry Special Interest Group. He is an American Academy of Optometry Diplomate in glaucoma. Dr. Sowka lectures nationally and internationally on topics in ocular disease. He can be reached at (954) 262-1472 or at jsowka[at]nova.edu.

Andrew S. Gurwood, ODAndrew S. Gurwood, OD, is a professor of clinical sciences, an attending optometric physician in Module 3 of the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and a member of the clinical staff of Albert Einstein Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology... He is a founding member of the Optometric Retina Society and a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society. Dr. Gurwood has lectured and published nationally and internationally on a wide range of subjects in ocular disease. He can be reached at agurwood[at]salus.edu.

Alan G. Kabat, OD, FAAOAlan G. Kabat, OD, FAAO, is a professor at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn., where he teaches courses in ocular disease and clinical procedures. He is an attending physician at The Eye Center as well as clinical care consultant at TearWell Advanced Dry Eye Treatment Center... A recognized expert in the area of ocular surface disease, Dr. Kabat is a founding member of both the Optometric Dry Eye Society and the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry. He is also associate clinical editor of Review of Optometry. He can be reached at (901) 252-3691 or at alan.kabat[at]alankabat.com.

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