Medscape Conference Coverage, based on selected sessions at the:

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2007 Annual Meeting

May 06 - 10, 2007; Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Conference News

  • Possible Seasonal Link to Uveitis

    Researchers found that spikes in the number of patients presenting with uveitis at a New York clinic and emergency department peak in May.
  • "Eye Stroke" Increases Risk for Stroke, MI

    Patients presenting with ocular ischemic events are at substantially increased risk for secondary events such as cerebral stroke or myocardial infarction and should be promptly referred to a vascular clinic.
  • More Ophthalmology Education to Diabetics

    Encouraging patients to undergo annual eye examinations and explaining why timely intervention is needed can be just as important as administering treatment or making a diagnosis, according to new findings.
  • Low-Glycemic-Index Diet Slows AMD Progression

    People whose diet consists of foods that lead to a high dietary glycemic index have a substantially higher risk of progression of age-related macular degeneration.
  • Topical Cyclosporine Use Can be Cut in Half

    Most dry-eye patients benefit from once-daily treatment, down from twice-daily after a year.

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