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Worldwide diabetes epidemic approaches half a billion
Worldwide diabetes epidemic approaches half a billionWe had better wake up fast to address this multifactorial problem.
Eye punch leads to choroidal ruptureSignificant in her history was blunt trauma to the left eye approximately six years earlier. The nature of this was described as, “…getting a finger poked in my eye.” There were no contributory elements to her medical, family, or social histories.
6 things you need to know: Genetic markers for glaucoma identifiedThe latest news and research you need to know about this week.
Managing the needs of female patientsOptometrists can play key roles in women’s health, especially in macular degeneration and obesity. Include a conversation about cosmetic use in discussions with female patients as well.
How a multi-component nutritional supplement benefits diabetic patientsWe all know the typical algorithm for our patients having diabetes: Maintain healthy blood sugar and pressure control, get annual dilated eye examinations, and receive laser or anti-VEGF therapy if and when they develop vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy (DR).
8 things you missed at ARVO and ACSRS 2016It’s been a busy week for ophthalmology research and news after both the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in Seattle and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting in New Orleans.
New mosaic retinitis pigmentosa mutation reportedInvestigators in Israel have discovered a retinitis pigmentosa-causing mutation for which unaffected individuals can be mosaic, followed by autosomal dominant inheritance in successive generations.
Launch of Retina World Congress unites global thought-leadersInternational thought-leaders in retina education will have a new forum with the inaugural Retina World Congress (RWC), Feb. 23 to 26, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.