Systemic Disease

Research Details Influence of Systemic Meds on Cataract

Some of the strongest associations were with tricyclic antidepressants, antiarrhythmic drugs and insulin.
01/20/2023

Fibromyalgia Signs Visible in Retina

Spectral-domain OCT parameters enabled the identification of affected eyes.
01/03/2023

COPD Associated with Ocular Changes

Most likely due to the effects of smoking, these patients showed reduced retinal vascular density on OCT-A.
12/28/2022

Certain Systemic Medications May Lower AMD Prevalence

Understanding how these drugs interfere with the condition’s pathways may lead to new therapeutic avenues.
11/10/2022

Comanaging Outside of Eye Care: Recognize These Systemic Risks

Learn how to trade expertise with doctors in other medical disciplines for the betterment of your shared patients.
10/15/2022

A Complete Analysis of COVID-19 and the Eye

From past to present, we review the impact of this disease on our patients.
10/15/2022

How Hypertension and Stroke Affect the Eye

ODs play a vital role in protecting patients from both chronic and acute vascular events. Here’s what to look for and how to react.
10/15/2022

Neuroimaging Shines Light on Chronic Ocular Surface Pain, Photophobia

New research using fMRI found that trigeminal nociceptive pathways may contribute to the conditions, and anesthesia seemed to have a modulating effect.
10/12/2022

Mild Thyroid Eye Disease May Respond to Doxycycline

More work still needs to be done, though, as the drug’s improvement rate was fairly low.
10/04/2022

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.
09/26/2022