OCT Potentially Valuable Tool in Distinguishing Keratitis

This instrument found a 30% corneal tissue gain to be a predictive indicator of infection type, suggesting a possible role in differentiating various causative pathogens.

Head-Mounted Laser Projector May Outperform Other Low Vision Aids

In a small study of patients with visual impairment from corneal disease, special glasses that provide images directly to the retina significantly improved distance and near VA and related QoL.

Recurrent Pterygia Linked to Previous Surgeries, Extent of Corneal Involvement

Study finds a regrowth rate of one in eight cases, with the second appearance more fibrovascular and resilient.

Understanding Corneal Ulcers and Infiltrates

How to distinguish one from another and avoid misdiagnosis when the history and symptoms don’t match the presentation.

Real-World Uses of Autologous Serum Eye Drops

Here’s guidance on when and how to employ this “big gun” in the fight against dry eye disease.

Higher Prevalence of Keratoconus Found in Male ADHD Patients

Researchers think this may be due to heightened sensitivity in these individuals leading to more eye rubbing, though cause and effect couldn’t be determined.

Keratoconus More Common Among Black Patients

In state- and federally funded health insurance programs, this patient population had the highest prevalence rates.

Infectious Keratitis Four Times More Common in PK than EK

Patients 85 and older are at an especially high risk, study finds, suggesting that this age group may need more counseling on signs of the complication and closer post-op surveillance.

Mix of Pathogens Cause Acute Infectious Conjunctivitis

Study shows purulent discharge was a common presenting sign, with low specificity for bacteria-associated infections.

FECD Prevalence Higher in Women, White Patients Over 65

Study shows the condition affects nearly 600,000 seniors in the US, posing an economic burden of $300 million.

Upcoming Events

December 8-9, 2023

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Earn up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (COPE Accreditation Pending)

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December 9-10, 2023

Retina Update 2023
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
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December 14, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
Location: Virtual
Presenters: April Jasper, OD, and Mitch Ibach, OD
Webinar: 10:00pm ET

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