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Heart Drug With AMD Connection  1/15/2016

A medication that assists in heart conditions has the potential to increase the risk of AMD and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Many Suspects in Vision Loss  1/15/2016

Additional testing can help uncover this patient's progressively worsening vision.
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Referral Notes: Red Herring?  1/15/2016

Assumptions and failure to dilate can lead to missed diagnoses. Start from scratch and catch what the specialist missed.
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The Spotted-White Retina  1/15/2016

A patient presented with irritation, but a close examination revealed much more.
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Anti-VEGF as a Treatment for PDR  12/15/2015

Research suggests ranibizumab can be just as effective as PRP for patients with PDR.
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Discern Optic Nerve Head Drusen from True Papilledema  12/15/2015

Evaluating a pediatric patient’s optic nerve presents particular challenges. Consider these non-invasive techniques and know what you’re looking for.
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Not-so Novel Dry AMD Treatment  12/15/2015

Could a medication on the market today help patients diagnosed with dry age-related macular degeneration?
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Pattern Recognition: How to Identify and Confirm Multifocal Pattern Dystrophy  12/15/2015

This rare condition can be difficult to diagnose. Learn the important differentials and fundamental tools to get your patient on the track to proper management.
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The Opposite of “Red Disease”  12/15/2015

A second opinion for a 65-year-old glaucoma suspect leads to a discussion of technology, imaging and, ultimately, glaucoma.
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When the Stars Align  12/15/2015

Can connecting the dots between symptoms and imaging explain this patient’s vision loss?
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AI Detects Retinopathy in Diabetics  11/15/2015

A type of machine learning may allow computers to diagnose diabetic retinopathy.
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Carotenoids Can Reduce Risk of AMD  11/15/2015

Consuming more lutein and zeaxanthin could be beneficial for the eyes.
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In the News  11/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Stem Cell Trial Aims to Cure AMD  11/15/2015

A new trial might reveal a treatment modality for severe sudden vision loss due to AMD.
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A Wrinkle, in Time  10/1/2015

This patient’s blurred vision and history of leaking fluid may reveal his diagnosis.
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Lesions Linked with Retinal Non-perfusion  10/1/2015

New research highlights the importance of the peripheral retina in diabetic retinopathy progression.
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Neovascular Glaucoma Stages  10/1/2015

Depending on the presentation, this diagnosis may be cause for urgent concern.
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Personal Foul  10/1/2015

A hit to the eye left a patient seeing an “impressive” flash of light. Can you offer a diagnosis?
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Retina Offers Insights into Schizophrenia Pathophysiology  10/1/2015

Changes in the retina may serve as biomarkers for Schizophrenia in high-risk patients.
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Retinal Considerations Prior to Cataract Surgery  10/1/2015

Referring patients for cataract removal is common, but when a posterior segment pathology interferes, it must be handled delicately.
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A Clinical Guide to Fundus Autofluorescence  9/15/2015

Lipofuscin reveals a previously unseen world of potential disease indicators.
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Autoimmune Uveitis Starts in the Gut  9/15/2015

Intestinal bacteria masquerade as retinal antigens, prompting immune cell activation.
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Should Have Stayed on Vacation  9/15/2015

While on a trip to Europe, a patient experiences blurred vision.
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The Path to Vision Loss in AMD  9/15/2015

Researchers discover how atypical blood vessels form, causing vision loss in patients with AMD.
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The Swollen Optic Disc: Is this an Emergency?  9/15/2015

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a diagnosis of exclusion.
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20/20, But Not Okie Dokie  8/15/2015

A patient’s blurry vision and field loss indicates an underlying condition.
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Act FAST With Stroke  7/15/2015

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Blur, visual field loss and diplopia may be presenting signs.
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Omega-3s: What They Can Do for You  7/15/2015

Whether you agree or disagree with the claims, make sure you know the science.
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The Rare Case of Uneven Steven  7/15/2015

Using fundus and SD-OCT images, what can you say about this patient’s optic nerve?
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Know Your Retinal Breaks, Tears and Holes  6/19/2015

Learn to better recognize posterior segment damage and minimize patient risk.
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‘Doctor, I Have Mountains in My Eyes’  6/15/2015

Suspicious retinal lesions indicate idiopathic sclerochoroidal calcification.
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A Yellow Polka-Dotted Retina  6/15/2015

Can this patient’s fundus exam reveal the cause of his visual distortion?
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Calcium Supplements Associated with Increased Prevalence of AMD  6/15/2015

Taking more than 800mg of supplementary calcium a day may increase AMD risk.
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Imaging the Choroid? There's an App for That  6/15/2015

EDI-OCT technology brings this structure into focus.
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New Insights into The Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy  6/15/2015

Blocking a newly identified protein could help boost the effectiveness of anti-VEGF injections for these patients.
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The Future of Retinal Imaging  6/15/2015

Better technology improves care, but coding and reimbursement are slow to catch up.
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The Road to Retinal Wellness  6/15/2015

Optometrists can protect vision by talking about a healthy lifestyle. 
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Waiting is the Hardest Part  6/15/2015

Spots and vision loss in the right eye. What's the diagnosis?
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Medium Drusen May Indicate AMD Progression  5/15/2015

Research shows the larger the drusen, the higher the risk of progression to late AMD.
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Pick Your Poison  5/15/2015

Which medicines can complicate vision?
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Study Forecasts Future Myopia in Children  5/15/2015

One test before first grade predicts myopia by eighth grade.
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Take Charge of Diabetic Care  5/15/2015

Arm yourself with the latest advice to keep patients healthy.
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As Flexible as an Oak  4/15/2015

A pilot’s glasses do nothing for his dangerous double vision problem.
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Get Your Priorities in Order  4/15/2015

What do you address first, eye pain, elevated IOP, cataracts, vein occlusion?
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Head First Into the Exam Room  4/15/2015

Blurry vision after an auto accident. What's the diagnosis?
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Highlights of SECO 2015  4/15/2015

Continuing education and award ceremonies kept conference-goers busy.
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In the News  4/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Vision Loss With Wet AMD  4/15/2015

A new outlook on an easily misinterpreted finding.
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Eylea Outperforms Other Anti-VEGFs for Some DME Patients  3/20/2015

An NIH study documents Eylea's superiority when initial visual acuity is poor. 
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Detached Staff, Detached Retina  3/15/2015

A poorly handled phone call likely worsened this young woman’s outcome.
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Differential Diagnosis of Retinal Disease  3/15/2015

Many retinal conditions can be easily confused.
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Exam Reveals Subtle Macular Disease  3/15/2015

Seeing spots leads to a diagnosis of idiopathic juxtafoveal retinal telangiectasis.
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Gone Girl  3/15/2015

Can this patient’s fundus exam help you find the cause of her sudden loss of vision?
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Salt and Pepper Fundus?  3/15/2015

Blurry vision at near and arrhythmia and hypertension meds. Diagnosis?
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The Throwback Thursday Option  3/15/2015

Recognize when a situation calls for doctors to revert to old-model drugs.
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Look What the Cat Dragged In  2/15/2015

A young patient experiences vision problems without pain. Can you identify the cause?
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Optometric Retina Society Newsletter aims to provide clinical updates in retinal disease for primary care optometrists. As part of this mission, the ORS organizes both annual meetings and a quarterly e-newsletter, through which the latest research and clinical findings are presented to attendees and readers.

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