Systemic Disease

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.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Common Among IIH Patients

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

Cholesterol Medications Increase Glaucoma Risk

Patients on this regimen may require screening for the disease.

Connection Found Between Reduced Cone Density and Multiple Sclerosis

This change in the photoreceptors, observed in optic neuritis patients, could potentially assist in the monitoring of disease development and progression.

Patients with Parkinson’s Report High Prevalence of Visual Complaints

Unclear vision, difficulty reading, trouble focusing and blinded by bright light were among the most common issues.

High Retinal Vessel Tortuosity Indicative of Several Cardiovascular Diseases

Including some common ones like hypertension, myocardial infarction and stroke, this was determined through the largest genome-wide association study of the condition yet conducted.

Choroidal Hyperreflective Foci Could be a Biomarker for Acute Leukemia

Researchers also detected multiple signs of subclinical choroidal involvement.

Upcoming Events

December 8-9, 2023

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Earn up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (COPE Accreditation Pending)

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December 9-10, 2023

Retina Update 2023
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
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December 14, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
Location: Virtual
Presenters: April Jasper, OD, and Mitch Ibach, OD
Webinar: 10:00pm ET

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