Review of Systems

Exploring the link between systemic disease and the eye. By Carlo J. Pelino, OD, and Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD

A Paralyzing Etiology

Patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome face significant systemic and ocular complications, including optic disc edema.
05/15/2019

CMV: Old Foe, New Victims

Immunocompromised patients aren’t the only ones at risk from cytomegalovirus.
03/15/2019

All Vessels, Great and Small

In vasculitis, inflammation can lead to serious problems in multiple body systems, including the eye.
01/15/2019

ION: Low Pressure, High Risk

Infarction of the optic nerve has many systemic implications to guard against.
11/20/2018

There’s a Killer on the Loose

Patient history and visual field testing can help ODs catch cases of glioblastoma multiforme before it’s too late.
09/15/2018

Don’t Berry this Clinical Finding

Retinal astrocytic hamartomas are the most common ocular finding in tuberous sclerosis complex.
07/15/2018

The Dusky Side of Hypertension

Although uncommon, pheochromocytoma may present with ophthalmic signs.
05/15/2018

A Rare Syndrome in Your Chair

Some patients with flu-like symptoms and subretinal inflammation may actually have APMPPE, a disease of the eye with neurological and other systemic manifestations.
03/15/2018

Streaks of Concern

Although uncommon, angioid streaks often have a systemic cause and warrant prompt attention.
01/15/2018

Jaundice and the Eyes

Optometrists may be the first to notice icterus, a harbinger of systemic concerns.
11/15/2017

Upcoming Events

October 4-5, 2019

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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November 1-3, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Charleston
Location: Charleston Marriott
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Key Faculty: Doug Devries, Marc Bloomenstein, Robert P. Woodridge, Jack Schaeffer
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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