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Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO

Dr. Daniel Epshtein is an assistant professor in the ophthalmology department of Mount Sinai Morningside in New York City. Previously, he held a position in a high-volume multispecialty ophthalmology practice where he supervised fourth-year optometry students as an adjunct assistant clinical professor of the SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Epshtein’s research focuses on using the latest ophthalmic imaging technologies to elucidate ocular disease processes and to simplify equivocal clinical diagnoses. He developed and lectures in the perioperative care course at the SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Epshtein writes and lectures on numerous topics including glaucoma, retinal disease, multimodal imaging, ocular surface disease, and perioperative care.   

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Resources
The Benefits of OCT Angiography for Ocular Disease Diagnosis
Eyecare April 14th, 2022
The Benefits of OCT Angiography for Ocular Disease Diagnosis

Discover how OCT-A with ZEISS Cirrus AngioPlex® opens up a new ophthalmic frontier with noninvasive imaging of retinal and choroidal vasculature.

What to Know About Solar Retinopathy
Eyecare April 4th, 2022
What to Know About Solar Retinopathy

Through this case study, learn more about solar retinopathy, a rare and interesting photic retinopathy caused by solar radiation.

Managing Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy in High-Risk Patients: A Case Report
Eyecare February 28th, 2022
Managing Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy in High-Risk Patients: A Case Report

Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy is a rare condition that can lead to irreversible vision loss. Learn how to screen, identify, and treat these patients.

Distinguishing Torpedo Maculopathy with OCT
Eyecare February 1st, 2022
Distinguishing Torpedo Maculopathy with OCT

Torpedo maculopathy is a startling finding with minimal consequence. Learn how to diagnose, differentiate, and safely monitor this rare condition.

An Update on Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Eyecare December 27th, 2021
An Update on Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

The standardization of the diagnosis and classification of central serous chorioretinopathy represents a major step forward in improving our management of the condition. Learn about the latest research and new, innovative diagnostic modalities to optimize treatment protocols.

Eyes On 2022 Optometry On Demand
Eyecare December 14th, 2021
Eyes On 2022 Optometry On Demand

Missed Eyes On 2022? You can still catch some of the top sessions from the largest virtual event of the year for ECPs. From updates in presbyopia and orthokeratology to innovations in MIGS, this year’s event was packed with value-rich sessions. Access on-demand recordings from 11 sessions now.

The Practical Approach to the Glaucoma Suspect
Eyecare December 9th, 2021
The Practical Approach to the Glaucoma Suspect

In this course, you will learn what a glaucoma suspect is, how to determine the risk level, and how to evaluate glaucomatous progression as well as gain an integrative understanding of fundus imaging, visual field, and OCT findings.

OCT of the Elevated Optic Nerve Head
Eyecare November 30th, 2021
OCT of the Elevated Optic Nerve Head

Evaluation of the elevated optic nerve head poses a particularly difficult clinical dilemma. Learn how OCT can detect anatomical changes and improve the clinician’s ability to distinguish papilledema from pseudopapilledema.

Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease in the Glaucoma Clinic
Eyecare October 29th, 2021
Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease in the Glaucoma Clinic

Glaucoma requires a thorough history and a full diagnostic ocular imaging panel before diagnosis. Use these methods to differentiate glaucoma from non-glaucomatous disease.

OCT Angiography: A New Perspective on Diabetic Retinopathy
Eyecare September 29th, 2021
OCT Angiography: A New Perspective on Diabetic Retinopathy

OCTA gets us closer to visualizing the primary pathology process in diabetic retinopathy. Learn how to utilize this technology to better manage our patients and reduce diabetic vision loss.

Imaging Neovascular AMD with OCT and OCTA
Eyecare August 27th, 2021
Imaging Neovascular AMD with OCT and OCTA

Take an in-depth look into neovascular age-related macular degeneration and examine why OCT has become integral to the management of all forms of AMD.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Preamble
Eyecare July 28th, 2021
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Preamble

By 2030, in the USA alone, 3.6 million people are projected to have age-related macular degeneration. However, this potentially devastating disease often goes undiagnosed. To ensure this doesn't happen in your practice, read on to gain a deeper understanding of AMD.

When Your Patient Develops a Full Thickness Macular Hole
Eyecare June 29th, 2021
When Your Patient Develops a Full Thickness Macular Hole

To provide another stepping-stone to OCT mastery, we explore the complex nature of vitreomacular interface disease with regard to full macular holes.

How to Spot Vitreomacular Traction
Eyecare May 18th, 2021
How to Spot Vitreomacular Traction

Vitreomacular traction is difficult to diagnose clinically, particularly with funduscopy alone. Here, we walk through how to use OCT to spot vitreomacular traction.

What Does A Normal OCT Look Like?
Eyecare April 20th, 2021
What Does A Normal OCT Look Like?

To understand pathology, one must first truly understand normal anatomy and its variations. Here, we review the basics of normal OCT anatomy.

OCT Diagnostics in 2021: When 45 Degrees Isn’t Enough
Eyecare April 6th, 2021
OCT Diagnostics in 2021: When 45 Degrees Isn’t Enough

OCT imaging has revolutionized how we view and think about ocular disease, and the traditional 45-degree fundus photograph may soon be a relic of the past.

How to Use Ultra-widefield HD 2.0 True Color Imaging in Full-Scope Optometry
Eyecare March 18th, 2021
How to Use Ultra-widefield HD 2.0 True Color Imaging in Full-Scope Optometry

Many indications of ocular and systemic disease are often found within the far periphery of the retina, and conventional imaging tactics can often fall short in capturing these subtle, yet clinically significant findings. This course will cover the use of ultra-widefield HD 2.0 true color imaging in diagnosing and managing ocular disease.

OCT Retinal Bootcamp
Eyecare November 19th, 2020
OCT Retinal Bootcamp

This course will review the basics of OCT analysis with regards to retinal pathology, highlighting the identifying characteristics of retinal lesions as viewed by OCT.

Stress and Swelling: A Case of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Eyecare June 8th, 2020
Stress and Swelling: A Case of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

In this case study, a patient presented complaining of central blurred vision in the right eye for one week. The diagnosis? Central serous chorioretinopathy. See how this OD arrived at the diagnosis, and the treatment options for CSCR.

Cystic Spaces Without the Edema: Clinical Cases in Optometry
Eyecare April 14th, 2020
Cystic Spaces Without the Edema: Clinical Cases in Optometry

This clinical case focuses on a diagnosis of macular telangiectasia type 2. Learn what to look for and other pertinent research on this condition!

The Other Sickle Cell Retinopathy: Optometry Case Studies
Eyecare March 3rd, 2020
The Other Sickle Cell Retinopathy: Optometry Case Studies

Sickle cell maculopathy is an oft-overlooked complication in patients with sickle cell. It's crucial to conduct comprehensive examinations when it comes to any patient in order to avoid missing something.

Fundus Photography: What You Need to Know
Eyecare October 25th, 2019
Fundus Photography: What You Need to Know

In this course from Daniel Epshtein, OD, learn the ins and outs of fundus photography for ocular disease management.

Pathogenesis, Classification, and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy
Eyecare July 31st, 2019
Pathogenesis, Classification, and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy

In this article, we highlight the pathogenesis, classification, and treatment of diabetic retinopathy including clinical case examples.

ZEISS Humphrey Field Analyzer of Today and Tomorrow
Eyecare April 10th, 2019
ZEISS Humphrey Field Analyzer of Today and Tomorrow

The ZEISS Humphrey Field Analyzer has been synonymous with standard of care when it comes to the treatment and management of glaucoma.

Real World Experience with the ZEISS CLARUS 500
Eyecare August 29th, 2018
Real World Experience with the ZEISS CLARUS 500

In this article, doctors share their real world experience with CLARUS 500 along with excellent cases and clinical images.

A Complete Guide to the Clarus 500 Ultra-widefield Retinal Camera
Eyecare May 31st, 2018
A Complete Guide to the Clarus 500 Ultra-widefield Retinal Camera

CLARUS 500 by Carl Zeiss Meditec is one of the newest additions to the category of ultra-widefield retinal camera. Here is what you need to know.

Utilizing OCT for Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management
Eyecare December 7th, 2017
Utilizing OCT for Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management

Clinicians have been increasingly utilizing OCT for Glaucoma management. Here is everything you need to know on utilizing this great tool.

A Complete List of Ocular Diseases with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Eyecare February 8th, 2017
A Complete List of Ocular Diseases with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

This article highlights the most common conditions practitioners will encounter in practice and how optical coherence tomography can aid in management.