Systemic Disease

Thyroid Eye Disease Linked to Smoking, Poor Nutrition

A study discovers molecular findings and risk factors that could help further explain the disease.

Visual Disability: A Matter of the Heart

This population runs a higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.

There’s a Killer on the Loose

Patient history and visual field testing can help ODs catch cases of glioblastoma multiforme before it’s too late.

A Roundabout Way to Manage IOP?

Elevated measurements also show up in systemic diseases amenable to treatment.

New VKH Diagnostic Tool in the Pipeline

A proposed new set of diagnostic criteria for this rare form of uveitis may be better than the standard used since 2001.

Herpes Vaccine Presents No Further Ocular Risks

Elevated rates of anterior segment complications weren’t found in vaccinated patients.

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Sidelined in Primary Care

Survey: internists consider the vaccination a lesser clinical priority.

OSA Increases Risk of Optic Neuropathy

CPAP treatment fails to reduce likelihood of this condition.

ERG Helps Identify Signs of Schizophrenia

Retinal anomalies can now be more routinely tested for using a portable device.

Artificial Light at Night: Not a Doctor’s Delight

Breast and prostate cancer risks go up when excess blue light interrupts sleep, study says.

Upcoming Events

November 2-4, 2018

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care Arlington
 The Westin Arlington Gateway
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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November 30-December 1, 2018

The Optometric Retina Society and Review Group Vision Care Education Present: Retina Update 2018
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Up to 11 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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December 14-15, 2018

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
 Monarch Hotel, Dana Point, CA
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, OD
Up to 12 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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