I didn't realize there was such a turf war between the ODs and OMDs, but now that I've seen all of the threads devoted to this, I have another question: Is there a difference between the research conducted at an ophtho vs. opto school? For example, does Iowa's ophtho program pretty much disregard the research performed at, for example, Berkeley? Here's why I ask. I was reading a review of Myopia awhile back and noticed that the authors (MDs) said something to the effect of "so & so drug/lens (can't remember exactly) has been reported as effective at treating myopia, but these reports were only in optometry journals." Or something like that. I can dig it up if it matters. I didn't really think much of it at the time, but after seeing all of these opto vs. ophtho threads I became curious.