Pharmaceuticals

Generic vs. Branded: Data Still Unclear

Meta-analysis found no significant difference in efficacy of prostaglandin analogs.
11/19/2019

Prescribe Fewer Opioids for Corneal Surgery

Physicians should critically evaluate their patients’ pain control needs, study says.
11/18/2019

Steroids Lay Groundwork For Fungal Infection

Investigators link the topical drug’s use to disease severity.
10/30/2019

Early Meds Ward Off Surgery in Kids with Uveitis

Methotrexate taken within six months of diagnosis reduced risk.
10/23/2019

When Drugs Cause Dry Eye

To identify and treat patients more effectively, know these systemic drugs and ocular drops linked to dry eye.
10/15/2019

Anti-VEGF Drugs Detected in Breast Milk

Ranibizumab and aflibercept were discovered a few days after injection.
10/11/2019

Opioids on the Rise After Ocular Surgery

Race, income and geography play a role in the amount of prescriptions filled.
10/09/2019

Developing a Pain Pill Protocol in Optometry

Now that ODs in most states can prescribe them, learning the nuances of this class of drugs is a must.
09/15/2019

Oral Prednisone Causes IOP Spikes in Kids

This treatment for autoimmune hepatitis increased pressure for 60% of children.
09/11/2019

Trehalose Reduces Inflammatory Markers

Topically administering it improves signs and symptoms of dry eye.
09/02/2019

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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