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.
12/14/2018

Cardiovascular Stressors Raise Cataract Risk

Excess weight, diabetes and hypertension all were implicated.
11/28/2018

Eye Diseases May Foretell Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

Several ocular conditions can indicate the systemic disorder, according to a study.
11/06/2018

Inflammation Linked to DR and Choroidal Vasculopathy

High concentration of high-sensitive C-reactive protein serum associated with the two diseases.
10/23/2018

Thyroid Eye Disease Linked to Smoking, Poor Nutrition

A study discovers molecular findings and risk factors that could help further explain the disease.
10/04/2018

Visual Disability: A Matter of the Heart

This population runs a higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.
09/21/2018

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.
09/15/2018

A Roundabout Way to Manage IOP?

Elevated measurements also show up in systemic diseases amenable to treatment.
07/26/2018

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.
07/16/2018

Herpes Vaccine Presents No Further Ocular Risks

Elevated rates of anterior segment complications weren’t found in vaccinated patients.
07/13/2018

Upcoming Events

December 14-15, 2018

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location:
 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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