Post-op IOP Spikes Plague High Myopes

28% of high myopes—and most males—had spikes one day after cataract surgery.

Studies Clash Over Maculopathy Diagnosis

While one concluded an association between the two does exist, the other indicated the opposite.

DNA Predicts Future Myopia in Kids

Still, traditional cycloplegic autorefraction had more consistent results.

Macular OCT Can Miss Complete PVD

The tool’s sensitivity for detecting complete PVD alone was 71%.

Phacotrabeculectomy Better But Risky

The surgery reduces IOP and glaucoma medications in angle closure eyes but has more post-op complications.

Patients Face Barriers to Neuro Consults

Referrals are delayed and offices are few and far between.

Generic vs. Branded: Data Still Unclear

Meta-analysis found no significant difference in efficacy of prostaglandin analogs.

New Tool Quantifies Cicatrizing Conjunctivitis

The blinding complication can now be more easily monitored, researchers say.

CXL Adds Little to LASIK

Visual acuity and refractive stability were comparable between both groups.

Prescribe Fewer Opioids for Corneal Surgery

Physicians should critically evaluate their patients’ pain control needs, study says.

Upcoming Events

December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 12 CE Credits 

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December 13-14, 2019

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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2019 Conference Planner

Review of Optometry is pleased to offer this annual guide to live educational events for this year, ranging from local one-day seminars to the national meetings that span multiple days.

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