Pharmaceuticals

Patients Still Struggle With Eye Drops

Only half of study participants had previous education on proper technique.
01/15/2020

Antibiotic Combo Relieves MGD

Patients who took both topical and systemic azithromycin had improved TBUT, staining and OSDI scores.
12/24/2019

Generic vs. Branded: Data Still Unclear

Meta-analysis found no significant difference in efficacy of prostaglandin analogs.
11/19/2019

Prescribe Fewer Opioids for Corneal Surgery

Physicians should critically evaluate their patients’ pain control needs, study says.
11/18/2019

Steroids Lay Groundwork For Fungal Infection

Investigators link the topical drug’s use to disease severity.
10/30/2019

Early Meds Ward Off Surgery in Kids with Uveitis

Methotrexate taken within six months of diagnosis reduced risk.
10/23/2019

When Drugs Cause Dry Eye

To identify and treat patients more effectively, know these systemic drugs and ocular drops linked to dry eye.
10/15/2019

Anti-VEGF Drugs Detected in Breast Milk

Ranibizumab and aflibercept were discovered a few days after injection.
10/11/2019

Opioids on the Rise After Ocular Surgery

Race, income and geography play a role in the amount of prescriptions filled.
10/09/2019

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

Upcoming Events

February 14-17, 2020

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Center
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO, and Leo Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO
Up to 17 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 16-18, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 18-19, 2020

Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO
Up to 10 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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