Modern Medicine Feature Articles

UCLA Stein Eye Institute marks 50th anniversary
UCLA Stein Eye Institute marks 50th anniversaryIn Los Angeles, a newsworthy event from the autumn of 1966, especially for the medical community, was the opening of the Jules Stein Eye Institute on the campus of the University of California Los Angeles. Far more than the dedication of a building, the event signaled the beginning of an ongoing commitment to the preservation of sight that has impacted millions of patients, medical professionals, and researchers over the last 50 years.
Researchers, scientists flock to East Coast for ARVO 2017
Researchers, scientists flock to East Coast for ARVO 2017The annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) continues to explore new cities after spending many years in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This year’s installment will be held May 6 to 11 at the Baltimore Convention Center, and will feature the theme “Global Connections in Vision Research,” in recognition of the fact that successful science requires strong global connections--among researchers, across disciplines, and between generations.
I grill, therefore I am!Many of my male friends do not feel extremely comfortable cooking in general, but they do enjoy grilling. Burgers, hot dogs, steaks, ribs and chicken-sizzling away over hot coals-are all crowd pleasers.
Securing grafts without sutures
Securing grafts without suturesGlaucoma drainage devices aid in controlling IOP by redirecting aqueous from the anterior chamber to an external reservoir to regulate flow. While effective, they are traditionally anchored through the use of sutures, which is both time-intensive and may cause complications.
Case of profound posterior pressureWhile participating in an ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital program in Trujillo, Peru, and operating on an elderly patient with a dense cataract under peribulbar anesthesia, James Lehmann, MD, encountered iris prolapse as soon as he made the paracentesis.
The secret to reducing staff turnoverIs staff turnover holding you back? In some markets, healthcare personnel turnover is five times higher than unemployment. The average total turnover rate reported for healthcare employers in 2016 is 20.1%, up from 19.2% in 2015, according to Compdata Surveys’ national survey, Compensation Data Healthcare.
Marriage, children cause more burnout for female physicians
Marriage, children cause more burnout for female physiciansBy now, we know that women physicians have higher rates of burnout than their male counterparts, with increased levels of depression and suicide.
Do quality measures disillusion young doctors?If patients are going to hurt the practice’s financial bottom line by causing adverse scores, are they patients we want to continue to serve?
Pros and cons of offering professional courtesyProfessional courtesy, waiving all or part of professional fees, now has become a field day for lawyers and third-party carriers—and an unwary trap for the well-intentioned doctor.
Dry eye workshops assist ODs with protocolScott Schachter, OD, discusses how the Dry Eye WorkShop (DEWS I) and upcoming DEWS II announcement at ARVO in May can help ODs form an effective dry eye protocol at their practices.