Systemic Health

Seeing Stars: How to Diagnose and Manage Migraine

Be prepared to help patients with non-emergent, yet painful and potentially debilitating, migraines.
12/15/2016

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.
06/15/2016

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.
03/15/2014

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.
03/15/2014

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.
03/15/2014

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.
06/15/2013

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.
02/15/2013

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.
03/15/2012

Ocular Hypertension in Wegener's Granulomatosis

Was this patient’s elevated IOP caused by excess oral steroid use or by the underlying condition?
02/15/2012

An Introduction to Hypercoagulable States

Patients present with hypercoagulable states more often than you think. Here is a look at common hypercoagulable states and their ocular consequences.
06/16/2010

Upcoming Events

February 17-21, 2017

Topic: Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: Snowmass Village, Aspen, CO
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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March 24-26, 2017

Topic: New Technologies and Treatments in Eye Care
Location: Marriott Charleston, Charleston, SC
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO 
Up to 17 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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April 20-23, 2017

Topic: New Technologies and Treatments in Eye Care & OCCRS Joint Meeting
Location: San Diego Marriot Del Mar, San Diego, CA
Up to 28 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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