Fasting Causes Adverse Ocular Changes

OCT-A images picked up physiological alterations among healthy patients.

Trail Runner Contracts Rare Eye Parasite

Commonly found in cows, T. gulosa could be making its way to humans.

Secondhand Smoke Adversely Affects Kids’ Eyes

Each additional family smoker thinned the choroid by at least 5μm.

Wet AMD Eyes See Better When Treated in Tandem

Sequentially treated eyes had better visual acuity after two years of anti-VEGF treatment.

Anti-VEGFs Neck-and-neck Three Years In

Wet AMD patients treated with either ranibizumab or aflibercept achieved similar visual outcomes.

Ten Years on, AMD Patients Doing OK

With treatment, these compromised eyes are testing well a full decade later.

Monitor CRVO Closely During Anti-VEGF Therapy

Despite improvement in the first six months, no VA and subfield thickness differences were observed at 24 months.

Smoking Cessation Lowers AMD Risk

A later age of onset found in past smokers suggests potential for reversibility.

CNV Reduces Local AMD Progression

This finding may guide future CNV management and atrophy progression prevention efforts.

Declining Vision, Dosing Intervals Go Hand-in-hand

Some wet AMD patients also upped their treatments more than the recommended dosage.

Upcoming Events

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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December 13-14, 2019

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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2019 Conference Planner

Review of Optometry is pleased to offer this annual guide to live educational events for this year, ranging from local one-day seminars to the national meetings that span multiple days.

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