Systemic Disease

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.

Unique Tear Breakup Dynamics Found in Thyroid Eye Disease

Line patterns were the most common among patients with this condition, suggesting lacrimal gland involvement.

Multiple Sclerosis Eyes at Risk for Optic Nerve Thinning

Regardless of history, these patients had significantly decreased lamina cribrosa and peripapillary RNFL thicknesses.

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October 21, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: A. Paul Chous, OD, FAAO and Nathan C. Steinle, MD
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October 28, 2021

Early Identification and Timely Referral
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Speakers: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, and Dilsher S. Dhoot, MD
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November 4, 2021

Early Detection, Monitoring and Timely Referral
Location: Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Speakers: Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO and Blake Cooper, MD, MPH, FACS
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