No Refractive Error Impact Found 10 to 20 Years after Short-term Atropine Use

These findings raise questions about the duration of treatment required to provide a sustained outcome, when therapy can be stopped and—big picture—the value of this intervention in myopia management.

Abnormal BP Dip from Seated to Supine Position Tied to GON Severity in POAG

This assessment could act as a simple clinic-based test of systemic vascular dysregulation.

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.

Syphilitic Uveitis on the Rise, Study Says

Though rates are low epidemiologically at 1.5 cases per one million people, the condition disproportionately affects men, African American individuals and those in the lowest income category.

Microvascular Changes Differ in Men vs. Women with Diabetes

A new study found that male patients had more severe microvascular disease, especially in the deep capillary plexus.

RNFL Worsening in Glaucoma Patients Who Miss Target Pressures Shows Dose Response

Each 1mm Hg increase above the optimal had a significant impact on escalating the rate of thinning in suspects, as well as in those with mild and moderate disease.

Study Investigates Retinal Morphology Following Premature Birth

In adulthood, such patients tend to show changes to central macular thickness and RNFL integrity.

‘Soft’ Steroids Just as Good as Big Guns for Post-Cataract Inflammation Control

For the average patient, study says both groups produce a comparable effect on postoperative IOP as well as VA.

Lacrimal Gland Cancers Need More Attention

Early detection is critical for these malignancies.

Sleep Disorders and Functional Visual Status Found Related

Despite the correlation, causality remains unclear. Which factor is the catalyst for the other, or is the relationship bidirectional?

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
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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
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