Skip 10-2 VF Testing for Early Glaucoma

The test pattern provides little additional clinical value when watching for progression., study says.

Skipping Meds Worsens Glaucomatous Vision Loss

Research shows an association between patients who slack on using their drops and shrinking field results.

Scleral Lens Wear Increases Corneal Thickness

This modality creates hypoxic conditions that promote a small amount of edema, a study says.

Age, Optic Disc Predict Multiple Hemifield Defects

At eight years, nearly 42% of patients had involvement in the opposite hemifield.

OCT in Glaucoma: Mind Your Membranes

The imaging device may not be the best option when patients have an ERM.

Study: MLT Leaves Cornea Intact

A single session of the laser treatment lowers IOP, but doesn’t wound the cornea.

Opt for En Face OCT to ID Glaucoma

Deviation maps misidentified RNFL defects almost 19% of the time.

Anti-VEGF May Prompt Glaucoma Progression

More than 28% of glaucoma/OHT patients needed surgery or laser after injections.

Look Out for Kidney Disease in Glaucoma Patients

Both conditions may share a common pathogenic mechanism, study suggests.

Body Position Changes Spike IOP

This could lead to false readings if measurements aren’t taken in a timely fashion.

Upcoming Events

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 

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December 13-14, 2019

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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2019 Conference Planner

Review of Optometry is pleased to offer this annual guide to live educational events for this year, ranging from local one-day seminars to the national meetings that span multiple days.

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