Systemic Disease

Vision Impairment Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

CDC researchers say clinical and lifestyle interventions to accommodate visual disabilities can help prevent heart disease.
05/17/2021

Recombinant Herpes Vaccine Effective But Not Popular

Despite 89% efficacy against HZO, barely 4% of eligible patients received both doses, study finds.
04/26/2021

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.
04/07/2021

Unique Tear Breakup Dynamics Found in Thyroid Eye Disease

Line patterns were the most common among patients with this condition, suggesting lacrimal gland involvement.
03/19/2021

Multiple Sclerosis Eyes at Risk for Optic Nerve Thinning

Regardless of history, these patients had significantly decreased lamina cribrosa and peripapillary RNFL thicknesses.
03/19/2021

Vaccines and Vulnerable Eyes: What to Look For

Rare but on the rise, conditions that could be prevented by inoculation should be part of your differential.
03/15/2021

Vascular Dysregulation More Common in NTG Patients

These individuals could be at risk for systemic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.
02/09/2021

Sjögren’s Patients with Scleritis Require Closer Monitoring

This diagnosis is associated with a greater risk of developing vision-threatening corneal complications, researchers suggest.
01/19/2021

CNS Disease: In the Eye and in Your Chair

These systemic conditions are on the rise, and new research suggests we can catch early signs with an eye exam. Here’s what you need to know.
11/15/2020

Targeted Dexamethasone May Help With MG

The cure rate was 85.7% in this small, prospective study of Chinese patients.
11/12/2020

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August 5, 2021

Treatment Option for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Leo Semes, OD, FAAO and Nancy M. Holekamp, MD
8:00–9:00pm EST

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August 19, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
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Speakers: A. Paul Chous, OD, FAAO and Nathan C. Steinle, MD
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August 26, 2021

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