Modern Medicine Feature Articles

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.
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.
In-demand dermatology treatment devicesA rising prevalence of skin disorders, including melanoma, will drive the need for diagnostic imaging and treatment technologies in dermatology, market analysts say.
6 concerns about practice consolidationBig cash offers not always best for the practice or patient.
Learning how to manage scared noncompliant patientsPatients can enter your practice with a variety of fears regarding their vision problems. Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, and chief optometric editor of Optometry Times, explains the importance of quelling patients' fears and making them comfortable during their exam.
The switch to OTC: Are urologic drugs next?Switching a medication from prescription to over-the-counter status comes with challenges and risks, and is not always successful. In this interview, Roger Dmochowski, MD, discusses the pros and cons of OTC medications and explains the hurdles facing potential OTC products for urologic conditions.
Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in pregnancyManagement challenges in pregnancies complicated by maternal heart disease are complex, requiring ongoing involvement of a team of specialists.
Maternal mortality statisticsData collection methods are improving but still a challenge.
Education is key in helping parents manage accidentsAccidents happen, but many parents might take the opportunity to panic. Pediatricians can help them prepare.
Suprachoroidal corticosteroid shows visual, anatomic improvements in DME eyesSuprachoroidal triamcinolone acetonide (CLS-TA, Clearside Biomedical) injection resulted in visual and anatomic improvements in eyes with diabetic macular edema, particularly in those that were treatment-naïve. Multiple injections of the investigational treatment were well-tolerated and associated with a low incidence of IOP elevation.