Systemic Disease

Stroke Associated with Increased Prevalence of Ocular Disease

Findings also revealed a close relationship with mild to moderate and severe visual impairment in individuals with hypertension.

Patient Questionnaire Helps Assess Visual Effects of Parkinson’s

Routine use can help identify issues even in subclinical disease.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Causes Ocular Surface Changes

These occur in both eyes despite the unilaterality of the condition, suggesting a bilateral mechanism, study says.

Fibromyalgia Signs Visible in Retina

Spectral-domain OCT parameters enabled the identification of affected eyes.

Cardiovascular Health May Predict Ocular Health

Some modifiable risk factors were associated with thinning of the retina and likelihood of glaucoma.

Cancer Drug Associated with Adverse Ocular Events

These widely used agents may increase the risk of epiphora, CME and optic neuropathy, study finds.

Retinal Imaging Helps Predict Heart Attack Risk

Photos obtained in eye clinics could be useful secondary referral tools to identify at-risk patients.

Anemia Common in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Patients

Researchers suggest a direct relationship between the two after more than half of study cases cleared up with treatment only addressing the underlying anemia.

First-line Echinocandins Effective Against Candida

Ocular candidiasis responded best to this antifungal treatment within 12 hours, study finds.

VI Associated with Two-fold Greater Risk of Chronic Disease

This association seemed to persist no matter the age group, study finds.

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November 11-13, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando
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West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
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December 10-11, 2022

Retina Update 2022
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Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
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