Early Meds Ward Off Surgery in Kids with Uveitis

Methotrexate taken within six months of diagnosis reduced risk.

Firearm Injuries Lead to Permanent Vision Loss in Youth

Black American male children are at the greatest risk of irreversible damage.

Factors Predict Post-op Glaucoma in Kids

Five years after surgery, 20% of children with bilateral cataracts developed glaucoma.

Blame Blunt Trauma for Most Pediatric Macular Holes

Visual acuity improves after closure, except when lesions are present.

Screening Toddlers? Any VA Chart Will Do

Three common options were highly accurate in detecting significant refractive errors.

MGD Can Affect Kids, Too

Many young patients reported signs and symptoms that were in line with mild dropout.

Zinc Not Linked to Myopia in America

ODs now have a better understanding of the role dietary factors play in the condition.

Peters’ Anomaly Eyes Steadily Decline Over Time

Kids with this rare condition had suboptimal outcomes with penetrating keratoplasty and required multiple surgeries for secondary glaucoma.

Oral Prednisone Causes IOP Spikes in Kids

This treatment for autoimmune hepatitis increased pressure for 60% of children.

Anti-VEGF Outcomes Superior to Lasers in ROP

Children with the retinal disorder may be better off avoiding the non-invasive option.

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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
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December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
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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
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