Diabetic Retinopathy Common in Patients with Kidney Disease

Risk factors for these two diseases often go hand in hand, a report shows.

DR Patients Fare Better with Anti-VEGF Injection

A new Phase III trial shows improvements for moderate and severe patients.

Blood Sugar Fluctuations Elevate Diabetic Retinopathy Risk

Even with relatively steady readings, spikes can cause eye damage.

Inflammation Linked to DR and Choroidal Vasculopathy

High concentration of high-sensitive C-reactive protein serum associated with the two diseases.

Lucentis an Option for DR Patients

Five-year study bodes well for those with proliferative disease.

Ganglion Cell Thinning Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy

Research shows the structure can foretell progression.

ROCK Inhibitors May Boost Anti-VEGF Efficacy

Patients with DME may benefit from a dual treatment regimen.

Macular Thickness Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy in Children

Changes on OCT precede fundus findings, aiding in early diagnosis.

Insulin and Blood Sugar Levels Influence Corneal Nerve Health

The revelations may allow for more targeted therapy in diabetes patients.

Smoking, Diabetes Combine to Destroy Endothelial Cells

Research uncovers yet another reason to counsel patients on quitting.

Upcoming Events

November 18, 2018

Pathways to Premium Outcomes through Effective Surgical Comanagement with the Latest Technologies
Location: New York Athletic Club, New York, NY
Program Chairs: Paul Karpecki, OD, and Marc Bloomenstein, OD
Up to 6 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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November 30-December 1, 2018

The Optometric Retina Society and Review Group Vision Care Education Present: Retina Update 2018
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Program Chairs: Steve Ferrucci, OD, and Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Up to 11 CE credits (COPE approved)
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December 14-15, 2018

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
 Monarch Hotel, Dana Point, CA
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, OD
Up to 12 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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