Systemic Disease

Testing for Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid Simplified

Conjunctival biopsies taken adjacent to the lesion increase test sensitivity.

HIV Linked to Greater Meibomian Gland Dropout

Exposure may predispose patients to dry eye disease.

Chemo Effective Long-term for Retinoblastoma

Keep this finding in mind when assessing glaucoma suspects.

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.

Adaptive Optics Link Glaucoma and Vascular Phenomena

Researchers identify a potential microvascular risk factor.

Tear Cytokines Predict Graft-vs.-Host Disease

Researchers say this novel test is simple and non-invasive.

Bladder Medication a Significant Macula Risk

The treatment can be toxic to the eye.

Sleep Apnea Damages Meibomian Glands

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

Severe Dry Eye Pain Linked to Systemic Issues

Some patients with intense ocular discomfort had a history of fibromyalgia and depression.

Tubercular Choroiditis Guidelines Established

New consensus statements address how to initiate and manage treatment for this challenging condition.

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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