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

The When and Why of Ordering Blood Work

This is within most OD’s scope of practice—don’t be afraid to use it.
03/15/2018

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

Upcoming Events

December 10-11, 2021

Optometric Glaucoma Symposium Winter Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits

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December 11, 2021

Early Detection, Monitoring and Timely Referral
Location: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Patio Room
Speakers: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO, and Nathan C. Steinle, MD
Dinner/Presentation 6:00–7:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

Register here

December 11-12, 2021

Retina Update 2021
Location: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Program Chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 11 Live COPE credits

Register here

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