Pharmaceuticals

Developing a Pain Pill Protocol in Optometry

Now that ODs in most states can prescribe them, learning the nuances of this class of drugs is a must.
09/15/2019

Oral Prednisone Causes IOP Spikes in Kids

This treatment for autoimmune hepatitis increased pressure for 60% of children.
09/11/2019

Trehalose Reduces Inflammatory Markers

Topically administering it improves signs and symptoms of dry eye.
09/02/2019

Think Local Steroids for Iatrogenic Uveitis

Topical and intravitreal options are effective for cancer therapy–associated disease.
08/26/2019

Chronic Pain Drug May Cause Angle-closure

Patients who took gabapentin the year prior to diagnosis were at higher risk than current users.
08/02/2019

Systemic Meds May Cause Cataracts

A Singapore-based study found four drugs, including insulin, posed a risk.
07/19/2019

Glaucoma Medications: When Good Drugs Do Bad Things

IOP-lowering agents, like all other medicines, have the potential to produce both clinical benefits and harmful effects.
07/15/2019

IOP-lowering Drug Use Remains Stable in US

Other procedures to treat glaucoma may keep meds at bay.
07/09/2019

Eylea Use Up, Lucentis and Avastin Down

Medicare study shows trends in anti-VEGF injections.
07/03/2019

Neuro Drugs Can Ease Ocular Pain

Gabapentinoids and nerve blocks eased symptoms in patients who didn’t respond to traditional ocular treatments.
06/26/2019

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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