Systemic Disease

Retinal Imaging Helps Predict Heart Attack Risk

Photos obtained in eye clinics could be useful secondary referral tools to identify at-risk patients.

Anemia Common in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Patients

Researchers suggest a direct relationship between the two after more than half of study cases cleared up with treatment only addressing the underlying anemia.

First-line Echinocandins Effective Against Candida

Ocular candidiasis responded best to this antifungal treatment within 12 hours, study finds.

VI Associated with Two-fold Greater Risk of Chronic Disease

This association seemed to persist no matter the age group, study finds.

Certain Ocular Conditions Associated with Higher Risk of Dementia

When AMD, cataract and diabetes-related eye disease were combined with a systemic condition, the chances were even greater, study finds.

Gout Linked to Ocular Surface Alterations

Early detection and treatment of damage is key for these patients, study suggests.

Two OCT Measurements Help Assess Cognitive Decline in MS

RNFL and GCIPL thinning have both been associated with neurodegeneration in patients with the disease and may serve as reliable biomarkers.

Vision Impairment Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

CDC researchers say clinical and lifestyle interventions to accommodate visual disabilities can help prevent heart disease.

Recombinant Herpes Vaccine Effective But Not Popular

Despite 89% efficacy against HZO, barely 4% of eligible patients received both doses, study finds.

Uveitis Literature Unclear on Extent of Disease

Methodologies vary widely, such that it’s difficult to draw any definitive conclusions about the disease’s prevalence and incidence.

Upcoming Events

September 9-11, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—San Antonio
Location: Omni La Mansion Del Rio
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 10-11, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
Up to 11 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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