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Top 10 primary care doctors to follow on TwitterSome physicians embrace social media and use it to assist their peers and patients. Here are 10 of the best primary care accounts you should follow.
The underlying, big hairy goal of eye careHow long does it actually take to form a new habit? Is there any science to back this up? And what does all of this mean for your practice?
Top 8 things doctors need to know about 2018 MACRA proposed rule
Top 8 things doctors need to know about 2018 MACRA proposed ruleThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its proposed rule for year two of the Quality Payment Program portion of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), affecting who’s eligible and how quality scores are calculated.
Glaucoma monitoring implant receives CE markAn implantable glaucoma sensor has received CE mark approval for marketing in the European Union. The sensor (Eyemate, Implandata Ophthalmic Products) can provide frequent IOP readings, informing patients and their physicians about how the pressure changes by time of day and from one day to another.
CDC recommends cholera vaccine for certain U.S. travelersThe federal agency supports a vaccine fast-tracked by the FDA for adults traveling to one of the more than 50 countries where cholera is endemic.
Cost, perception remain barriers in pharmacy-based vaccinationPharmacies can help reach populations that have difficulty in using traditional channels for vaccines, but obstacles remain.
5 things to know about Lyme disease and PowassanThe CDC is warning of a high threat of tick-borne illnesses this summer, including the sometimes-deadly Powassan virus. Here are five things you need to know about Lyme disease and Powassan and how to code for them.
Posters presented at ARVO 2017 offer insight on cosmetic use and OSD, DemodexLeslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO, discusses posters she presented about cosmetics and the ocular surface and Demodex with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Understanding corneal shape helps scleral lens fittingChristine W. Sindt, OD, FAAO, discusses her research in the shape of corneas and constructing the proper scleral lens for each patient with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
New research in how eye, brain health correlate presented at ARVO 2017John G. Flanagan, OD, PhD, FAAO, talks about his research and presentations regarding eye and brain health with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.