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.
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

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Sidelined in Primary Care

Survey: internists consider the vaccination a lesser clinical priority.
07/11/2018

OSA Increases Risk of Optic Neuropathy

CPAP treatment fails to reduce likelihood of this condition.
07/10/2018

ERG Helps Identify Signs of Schizophrenia

Retinal anomalies can now be more routinely tested for using a portable device.
06/21/2018

Artificial Light at Night: Not a Doctor’s Delight

Breast and prostate cancer risks go up when excess blue light interrupts sleep, study says.
05/24/2018

Upcoming Events

November 2-4, 2018

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care Arlington
Location:
 The Westin Arlington Gateway
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
Register here

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)
Register here

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 approval pending)
Register here

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