Review of Systems

Exploring the link between systemic disease and the eye. By Carlo J. Pelino, OD, and Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD

When Facial Paralysis Strikes

Diagnosing and managing Bell’s palsy requires optometrists to rule out any underlying condition that could be triggering a patient’s signs and symptoms.
07/15/2020

A Common Denominator

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that can have ocular implications.
05/15/2020

Out of Rhythm

While amiodarone is highly effective, long-term use is associated with concerning ocular side effects.
03/15/2020

Flower in the Eye, Smoke in the Brain

The appearance of a characteristic optic nerve may signify systemic or intracranial vascular abnormalities.
01/15/2020

Common Tumor, Unlikely Location

Lymphoma may present anywhere in the body but is rare in the eye.
11/15/2019

Beyond the Pale

The ophthalmic manifestations of Waardenburg syndrome may be striking—making the diagnosis easy.
09/15/2019

Pattern Recognition

Not all gene mutations are benign, especially when they affect the retina.
07/15/2019

A Paralyzing Etiology

Patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome face significant systemic and ocular complications, including optic disc edema.
05/15/2019

CMV: Old Foe, New Victims

Immunocompromised patients aren’t the only ones at risk from cytomegalovirus.
03/15/2019

All Vessels, Great and Small

In vasculitis, inflammation can lead to serious problems in multiple body systems, including the eye.
01/15/2019

Upcoming Events

December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 10-11, 2022

Retina Update 2022
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
Up to 11 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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