Review of Systems

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

Concussion, CTE and the Visual System

Current research suggests a role for optometric care on the playing field and in other settings where concussion and traumatic brain injury are prevalent.

Concussion and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Optometrists should be on the lookout for symptoms of CTE in patients with a history of repetitive head trauma, especially those who play contact sports.

Smoke (or Vapor) Gets in Your Eyes: Part Two

Traditional pipes, water pipes and electronic cigarettes are highly popular. Are they harming us and our children?

The Challenge of Vector-borne Disease

Many epidemiologists believe the emergence and spread of Zika and other arboviruses was inevitable. Optometrists must now care for those affected.

A Global Scourge

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world because of their ability to carry and spread disease.

Smoke (or Vapor) Gets in Your Eyes: Part One

We all know the ocular and systemic harms of cigarettes, but what about cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco delivery methods?

East Meets West: Herbal Supplements in Health Care

The use of herbal supplements for health and wellness is rapidly increasing worldwide. What does this mean for eye care?

See You at the (Neuromuscular) Junction: Part 2

What should you do when you suspect an autoimmune disease with ophthalmic complications such as myasthenia gravis?

See You at the (Neuromuscular) Junction: Part 1

Myasthenia gravis must always be in your differential diagnosis when diplopia, ptosis or both are present.

The OD’s Role in Stroke Care

With noninvasive imaging, we can trace damage back to the retinal ganglion cell complex.

Upcoming Events

June 8-11, 2017

New Technologies and Treatments in Eye Care
Location: Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club, Orlando, FL
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO 
Up to 18 CE credits (COPE approved)
Register here

November 3-5, 2017

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care
Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)
Registration opens April 2017

February 16-20, 2018

SkiVision 2018
Location: Westin Snowmass Conference Center, Aspen, CO
Speakers: Murray Fingeret, OD & Leo Semes, OD 
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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