Retinopathy Can Worsen Genetic Disorder

Inflammatory condition may lead to vision loss in pseudoxanthoma elasticum patients.

Choroid Varies With Sex, Perinatal Characteristics

A thicker subfoveal area was associated with females and bigger babies.

That’s Egg on Your Face

When a patient presents with a combination of progressive vision blur and a particular retinal appearance, all signs point to one diagnosis.

New Biomarkers Discovered for Best Disease

Patients who are rapid progressors may benefit the most from genetic therapies.

Pseudodrusen Prevalence Predicts GA

It’s also associated with a higher genetic risk score.

Expect RNFL Loss in Diabetes

Three-year follow-up shows changes before clinically evident damage.

OCT-A Tracks Ocular Effects of Preeclampsia

The modality shows retinal microvascular changes undetected with a clinical exam.

Don’t Wait to Treat Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Chronic cases present with choroidal flow disturbances even after symptoms cease.

Gene Therapy: Pricey But Worth It

The savings over a lifetime make voretigene for retinal dystrophies a viable treatment option.

Outcomes Differ For Siblings with Stargardt’s

The finding complicates familial prognostication and brings previous associations into question.

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
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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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