Systemic Disease

Seemingly Fine CL Wearers May Have Health Woes

Study found 52% of patients had at least one undiagnosed issue.
03/27/2020

Lupus Patients at Greater Risk of Ocular Issues

New study explains the comprehensive impact of SLE on the eyes.
03/23/2020

COVID-19: Hand-Washing Crucial for CL Wearers

Patients must always be hygienic, but in the face of a pandemic, they must be especially vigilant.
03/19/2020

Macular Vessels Key to Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Researchers use OCT-A to identify microvascular density loss in cognitively impaired population.
03/18/2020

Could Plaquenil Treat COVID-19 Illness?

The common rheumatoid drug is being evaluated for use in pneumonia related to the pandemic.
03/18/2020

Dementia: A Barrier to Eye Care

These patients are less likely to see a doctor and may not receive a cataract diagnosis and undergo surgery.
03/12/2020

Systemic Diseases Often Lead to Vision Impairment

Study shows an association between several conditions and eye problems.
03/10/2020

DED in Hashimoto’s Traced Back to MGD

Even in the absence of thyroid ophthalmopathy, meibomian gland loss and eyelid abnormalities are prevalent.
03/10/2020

Coronavirus: Stay on the Alert

Conjunctivitis is a likely symptom of the novel virus, putting ODs at the front lines.
03/04/2020

Choroidal Thickness can Uncover Heart Disease

OCT macular scans are associated with cardiovascular health.
03/02/2020

Upcoming Events

April 16-18, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 18-19, 2020

Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO
Up to 10 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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May 29-31, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—San Diego
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 18 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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