Adjust Your OCT Measures with Optic Neuropathies

The disc-foveal angle affects RNFL thickness measures in superior oblique palsy and large amounts of torsion.

Researchers Find New Diagnostic Clues in Tears

Substance P may operate as a potential biomarker in diabetes.

Teen Goes Blind From Poor Diet

Eating foods lacking B vitamins led to nutritional optic neuropathy.

Neuro Drugs Can Ease Ocular Pain

Gabapentinoids and nerve blocks eased symptoms in patients who didn’t respond to traditional ocular treatments.

Alzheimer’s Drug Preserves the Post-trauma Retina

A mouse model shows galantamine may be effective against optic neuropathy.

CN III Model Determines Need for Neuroimaging

Consider age, pupillary reaction and history of trauma when deciding.

A Paralyzing Etiology

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

Alzheimer’s Drug May Treat Normal Tension Glaucoma

Donepezil showed neuroprotective effect on retinal ganglion cells.

Tear Biomarkers May Foretell Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Screening for these two debilitating diseases may become part of future eye exam protocols.

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Patients At Risk for AMD

In addition, ocular exam findings could suggest a need for a neuro consult.

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

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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 

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