Optometric Study Center

Can You Spot These Retinal Vascular Abnormalities?

Abnormal changes in the retinal vasculature are closely linked with underlying systemic conditions—impacting both the physical and ocular health of the patient.
03/15/2019

Take a Clinical Approach to Anterior Uveitis

The ultimate goal is to narrow down symptoms to effective treatment.
02/15/2019

How Environment and Genetics Give Rise to Myopia

More than half of the world’s population will be myopic by 2050. What factors are causing this epidemic?
01/15/2019

Dry Eye Disease: Know Your Comorbidities

Dry, irritated eyes can be one of the trickiest clinical findings. These systemic associations may be the key.
11/20/2018

The ABCs of Radiologic Testing

Clinicians should be prepared to order CT and MRI should the need arise. Patients’ lives may count on it.
10/15/2018

Warding off the Blues

Blue light has its pros and cons. Here’s how to help your patients manage it for the best systemic and ocular outcomes.
06/15/2018

Managing Uveitis With Steroids and Biologic Agents

The latest developments for this condition are based on underlying immunologic mechanisms. Here’s what that means for your practice.
05/15/2018

Protocols and Pitfalls in Topical Steroid Use

It’s always a balancing act between benefit and side effects. Here’s how to keep patients safe while treating with steroids.
04/15/2018

Thyroid Disease: A Delicate Balance Disrupted

This diagnosis isn’t as cut-and-dry as you think; be prepared to manage both hyper- and hypothyroid patients.
02/15/2018

Positive Visual Phenomena: Etiologies Beyond the Eye

Prepare to investigate the many non-ocular events that cause patients to see flashes or bright lights.
01/15/2018

Upcoming Events

February 14-17, 2020

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Center
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO, and Leo Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO
Up to 17 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

Register here

April 16-18, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 18-19, 2020

Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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