Systemic Disease

Statins Decrease Graves’ Ophthalmopathy Risk

Reduction by 80% was found in one Taiwanese study.

Having Both DR and Uveitis Linked to Poorer Visual Outcomes

Late-stage neovascular complications and inflammatory sequelae are much more common in these eyes.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes Greater Cataract, Glaucoma Risk

Recent research determined the relationship exists in this direction only—the ocular conditions don’t affect chances of developing this autoimmune disease.

Cholesterol Medications Increase Glaucoma Risk

Patients on this regimen may require screening for the disease.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Common Among IIH Patients

Despite this association, the condition was not found to influence long-term vision or headache prognosis.

Vision Screenings Needed for Parkinson’s Disease

Active evaluation of visual function in these individuals is key to provide the best occupational therapy.

GCIPL Thickness Declines in Chronic Kidney Disease

Poor renal function was associated with thinning, particularly in participants with diabetes and hypertension.

TED Patients Improved, Ocular Alignment Stable on Teprotumumab

Baseline measures such as clinical activity score and right and left gaze horizontal prism deviation can help better predict how patients respond to this treatment.

Certain Macular Regions Indicative of MS Progression

The retinal nerve fiber and ganglion cell layers are both important in early detection of the disease.

Choriocapillaris Exhibits Changes with Alzheimer’s

Using OCT angiography, researchers found microvasculature alterations to this structure and the retina.

Upcoming Events

May 17-19, 2024

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care and Intrepid Eye Society's Spring Conference

Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Co-Chairs: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, and Selina McGee, OD

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November 15-17, 2024

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care and Intrepid Eye Society's Fall Conference
Location: Grand Hyatt Nashville
Co-Chairs: Paul Karpecki, OD,  and Selina McGee, OD

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