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August 2018

Patient Care

Optic disk edema in unexplained meningoencephalitis likely due to inflammatory papillitis
Mayo specialists recommend testing cerebrospinal fluid glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) autoantibodies in patients with unexplained meningoencephalitis. Their optic disk edema is more likely due to an inflammatory papillitis affecting the venules than to elevated intracranial pressure.

Neuro-ophthalmologists provide insight into visual disorders associated with underlying conditions

Mayo neuro-ophthalmologists work closely with neurologists and neurosurgeons to treat people with any problems involving sight or eye movement that arise from the nervous system, including migraine, stroke or multiple sclerosis.

3 specialties converge to treat patients with Graves' orbitopathy
At Mayo Clinic, patients with Graves' orbitopathy (GO) are seen by an ophthalmologist, endocrinologist and ENT surgeon. The multidisciplinary team works to minimize or eliminate postoperative eye misalignment and double vision for patients with GO.

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Incidence of intraocular lens exchange after cataract surgery increases
Emerging indications of intraocular lens exchange, including unplanned refractive error and uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome from square-edged haptics in the ciliary sulcus, reflect changes in lens design and increasing expectations of refractive outcomes.

Fibrin hydrogels show promise as transplant RPE for patients with macular degeneration
Research suggests that fibrin hydrogels may provide a long-lived scaffold for the differentiation of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) from stem cells that can then be degraded under controlled circumstances after delivery to the subretinal space.

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Mayo Clinic Retina Update & Case Conference
Oct. 12-13, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This conference updates retina specialists and practicing ophthalmologists about the rapidly evolving treatment options for the management of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions and retinal detachments. Focus includes treatment options, choice and timing.

Practical Clinical Case-Oriented Neuro-Ophthalmology 2018
Nov. 15-17, 2018, in Orlando, Fla.
This course reviews and updates multiple topics in clinical neuro-ophthalmology, including afferent diseases (ischemic, inflammatory, infectious, compressive and hereditary optic neuropathies, select retinopathies, and papilledema), efferent diseases (diplopia and nystagmus), neuroradiology and pupil dysfunction.

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