Systemic Meds May Cause Cataracts

A Singapore-based study found four drugs, including insulin, posed a risk.

Glaucoma Medications: When Good Drugs Do Bad Things

IOP-lowering agents, like all other medicines, have the potential to produce both clinical benefits and harmful effects.

IOP-lowering Drug Use Remains Stable in US

Other procedures to treat glaucoma may keep meds at bay.

Eylea Use Up, Lucentis and Avastin Down

Medicare study shows trends in anti-VEGF injections.

Neuro Drugs Can Ease Ocular Pain

Gabapentinoids and nerve blocks eased symptoms in patients who didn’t respond to traditional ocular treatments.

Lipid-lowering Drugs Ward Off Retinal Disease

Statins can fight diabetic eye disease before diabetes is even diagnosed.

Cyclosporine Shoot-out: How Do They Match Up?

After more than a decade with just a single agent to use, your options are expanding. This story explains their differences.

Cholesterol Drugs Differ on DR Risk Impact

Fenofibrate is protective while statins increase risk. Neither protects against diabetic macular edema.

Popular Diabetes Drug Lowers Chances of AMD

Metformin may halt progression or prevent the disease altogether.

New Antiviral Hits the Market

Fera’s Avaclyr delivers acyclovir in topical ointment form.

Upcoming Events

October 4-5, 2019

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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November 1-3, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Charleston
Location: Charleston Marriott
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Key Faculty: Doug Devries, Marc Bloomenstein, Robert P. Woodridge, Jack Schaeffer
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December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
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