Large Study Debunks Target IOP Rule of Thumb

Aiming to get pressure under 21mm Hg is too simplistic an approach, a retrospective review says.

Iowa Gains Expanded Scope of Practice

Optometrists in the Hawkeye State won a long-fought battle to treat patients with injectable meds—including Botox.

Eyes May Hold Clues to Kidney Disease Diagnosis

Renal patients had higher arterial oxygen saturation than healthy individuals.

OCT Reveals Long-term Effects of Glaucoma Drops

Prostaglandin analogs linked to conjunctival weakening in new study.

IOP Spikes Minimal with Anti-VEGF Use

Eyes with preexisting glaucoma had more IOP elevations at 12 and 24 months.

Genetics Hamper Anti-VEGF Outcomes in DME

Differences in six genes was linked with sub-par outcomes.

Injections Raise Risk of Recurrent Endophthalmitis

The cumulative number of treatments may be an independent risk factor, study suggests.

Atropine Cessation Leads to Rebound

Long-term treatment with any of three concentrations achieved a sustained effect in patients.

AI-assisted DR Screening Reduces Referrals

A new system demonstrated 100% sensitivity in detecting an abnormal result.

Optic Disc Hemorrhage Precedes NTG Progression

Patients have a 31% risk of this complication after five years of no treatment.

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July 7, 2020

AI Meets OD: How Machine Learning is Impacting Optometry and its Treatment of Digital Eyestrain and Headaches
Virtual Event
8:00 PM EDT
Speakers:  Timothy D. Fries, OD, MBA; Carol B. Nelson, MD; Aric Plumley

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July 15, 2020

Enhancing Vision: Tips and Tricks with Torics
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Speaker: Chandra Mickles OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS
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August 29, 2020

Dry Eye Colloquium—Costa Mesa
Location: Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Speakers: Mark Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, and Douglas K. Devries, OD
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