Systemic Disease

Dementia Patients Fare Well with Cataract Surgery

Study finds these individuals are not at a higher risk for post-op complications.
09/07/2020

Optometry’s Role in the Diabetes Epidemic

If you can get all patients—but especially those at risk—to focus on these five lifestyle modifications, the benefits would be immense.
07/15/2020

Navigating Retinal Necrosis

This rare, acute disorder can be tied to a number of systemic diseases.
07/15/2020

Severe Sleep Apnea Leads to Corneal Changes

Study suggests intraocular procedures should be done with caution in these individuals.
06/24/2020

Retinopathy Progression Tied to Uptick in Cardiovascular Issues

Investigation found retinal-vascular pathology was associated with macrovascular disease.
06/19/2020

Racing the Rundle Against Thyroid Eye Disease

A new clinical approach to this condition may give patients a fighting chance at recovery.
06/15/2020

Address Renal Failure Issues Before IOL Implantation

Monitoring RBC, hemoglobin, creatinine and urea levels could help predict post-op visual outcomes.
06/09/2020

Pentosan Polysulfate Causes Macular Damage

Masked graders found its traits were unique from hereditary forms of maculopathy.
06/04/2020

Refractive Surgery Safe for Some Autoimmune Patients

Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus showed favorable outcomes.
05/28/2020

Comorbid Cognitive and Visual Decline Requires Urgent Attention

Older adults with both conditions had more severe activity limitations.
05/28/2020

Upcoming Events

October 2-3, 2020

Optometric Glaucoma Symposium Fall Conference
Location: Virtual Event
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Earn 12 LIVE COPE Credits

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October 4, 2020 | October 18, 2020

Dry Eye Colloquium: Improving Diagnosis, Treatment, and Patient Outcomes 
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Mark Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, and Douglas K. Devries, OD
8:00am-12:15pm EST | 8:00am-12:15pm PST
Earn 4 LIVE COPE Credits

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October 6, 2020

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients With Diabetic Retinal Disease: Early Detection, Monitoring, and Timely Referral
Speakers: Nancy Holekamp, MD and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO
9:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

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