Systemic Disease

Testing for Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid Simplified

Conjunctival biopsies taken adjacent to the lesion increase test sensitivity.
02/26/2020

HIV Linked to Greater Meibomian Gland Dropout

Exposure may predispose patients to dry eye disease.
02/25/2020

Chemo Effective Long-term for Retinoblastoma

Keep this finding in mind when assessing glaucoma suspects.
02/17/2020

Hints from the History

Be aware of the not-so-red flags in the medical history that should pique your interest about possible ocular associations.
02/15/2020

Adaptive Optics Link Glaucoma and Vascular Phenomena

Researchers identify a potential microvascular risk factor.
02/07/2020

Tear Cytokines Predict Graft-vs.-Host Disease

Researchers say this novel test is simple and non-invasive.
01/30/2020

Bladder Medication a Significant Macula Risk

The treatment can be toxic to the eye.
01/29/2020

Sleep Apnea Damages Meibomian Glands

Upper airway obstruction during sleep leads to gland loss, which plays an important part in tear dysfunction.
01/23/2020

Severe Dry Eye Pain Linked to Systemic Issues

Some patients with intense ocular discomfort had a history of fibromyalgia and depression.
01/22/2020

Tubercular Choroiditis Guidelines Established

New consensus statements address how to initiate and manage treatment for this challenging condition.
01/21/2020

Upcoming Events

March 21, 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
Up to 4 CE Credits (COPE approved)

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March 22, 2020

Dry Eye Colloquium—Houston
Location: The Whitehall Houston
Speakers: Mark Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, and Douglas K. Devries, OD
Up to 4 CE Credits (COPE approval pending, TOB 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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