Modern Medicine Cases

Putting process over patients continues to hurt healthcare
Putting process over patients continues to hurt healthcare American ingenuity in healthcare over the last two decades has caused a number of problems in dire need of solutions.
Doctors lose either way in fight against opioid epidemic"This is what it's like to decide whether to prescribe opioid pain meds now."
The paradox in American healthcare
The paradox in American healthcareOur medical care system works poorly for most chronic medical illnesses and it costs far too much.
Per aspera ad astra – Through hardships to the starsAccording to the latest data by the World Health Organization, there are approximately 36 million blind people in the world, and the numbers keep growing due to increasing population sizes in developing countries and rising life expectancies in developed nations.
ASCRS names Stephen H. Speares executive directorThe American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRS) Executive Committee announced that Stephen H. “Steve” Speares will serve as the society’s next executive director, according to a prepared statement.
3 ways PCPs can foster behavioral health relationships and increase reimbursement
3 ways PCPs can foster behavioral health relationships and increase reimbursementPrimary care physicians (PCP) see patients for a wide variety of reasons, but according to a recent study, there’s one category that stands out above the rest—behavioral health.
Why meibography can be a game-changer in treating dry eye
Why meibography can be a game-changer in treating dry eyeDry eye disease (DED) has been historically underserved. Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO, summarizes what equipment is available today to help you begin evaluating your dry eye patients’ glands.
SLT valuable tool in individualized approach for glaucoma managementWhen customizing treatment plans for glaucoma patients, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) can be as useful in diagnosis as it is in reducing IOP, explains Inder Paul Singh, MD, FEBOphth.
Data demonstrate real-world benefits of fluocinolone acetonide implantReal-world data on a fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant show sustained benefits of switching to the treatment in pseudophakic eyes that are insufficiently responsive to other therapies.
Quarterly Questions is the new gold standard for board certificationDr. Mali discusses how the Quarterly Questions program assesses fundamental (“walking around”) knowledge needed in the everyday practice of ophthalmology (40 questions annually), as well as the application of information from five journal articles (10 questions annually).