Systemic Health

How Drug Abuse Affects the Eye

Drug use can be identified from a set of ocular sequelae. Learn to recognize the signs and how to respond with this guide.

Seeing Stars: How to Diagnose and Manage Migraine

Be prepared to help patients with non-emergent, yet painful and potentially debilitating, migraines.

Claim Victory over Viral Conjunctivitis

Adenovirus and herpes virus are highly contagious pathogens, but you can put a stop to them if you diagnose them quickly and manage them appropriately.

What are the Ocular Manifestations of Hep B?

Eye care professionals may play a role in both the diagnosis and management of a number of conditions secondary to HBV.

Obesity Counseling is Within Our Scope

You can no longer afford to ignore the problem or simply hand it off to another clinician. Today, helping patients manage their body weight is one of our fundamental responsibilities.

Nutrition and Diabetes: Our Role in Patient Care

If we don’t educate our patients about the dangers of poor dietary habits and sedentary lifestyles, the incidence of diabetic eye disease will continue to soar.

Eye on Stroke Prevention

Many of our patients at risk for stroke don’t know the first signs of it. Primary care optometrists can detect, and even help patients avoid, a stroke.

Keep An Eye Out for OSA

What does obstructive sleep apnea have to do with eye care? A lot, actually. Make sure you’re staying on top of the associated ophthalmic complications.

When the Doctor Becomes the Patient

After an unexpected transient ischemic attack, an optometrist gets a new perspective on how it feels to be on the other side of the doctor-patient interaction.

Ocular Hypertension in Wegener's Granulomatosis

Was this patient’s elevated IOP caused by excess oral steroid use or by the underlying condition?

Upcoming Events

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 10 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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May 29-31, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—San Diego
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 18 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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