Date & Time
Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
129 Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease: How Do They Affect the Eye?

Diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease are common among patients in correctional settings. As these systemic diseases progress, the eyes are often adversely affected. This presentation will address the ocular manifestations of these diseases, using visuals to describe common symptoms and findings as well as current treatments. A better understanding of the ocular effects of these conditions will aid in practical, appropriate, and effective patient management.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the ocular symptomatology of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease
  • Discuss the clinically visible signs of the ocular manifestations of diabetes, hypertension and heart disease
  • Examine the current treatment modalities of diabetic eye disease, hypertensive retinopathy, and heart disease-related ocular pathology

Level: Intermediate