Systemic Disease

Tear Proteins May Serve as Biomarkers for Thyroid Eye Disease Progression

Routine measurements could help predict disease severity in patients with an autoimmune disorder.

Cardiovascular Stressors Raise Cataract Risk

Excess weight, diabetes and hypertension all were implicated.

Eye Diseases May Foretell Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

Several ocular conditions can indicate the systemic disorder, according to a study.

Inflammation Linked to DR and Choroidal Vasculopathy

High concentration of high-sensitive C-reactive protein serum associated with the two diseases.

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.

Upcoming Events

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 approved)
Register here

February 15-19, 2019

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Hotel
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Leo Semes, OD
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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March 7-10, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando, FL
Location: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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