Modern Medicine News

Do I really need a long-term disability policy?The chances of needing long-term disability insurance are higher than you might think and can be worth the expense
Reviewing anterior segment ARVO 2017 postersSo much basic science research is presented at this meeting, and most of it will be years before it makes its way to clinical trials. Let’s concentrate on research that might be of use to us in the exam room very soon.
Perspective changes after my cataract surgeryWe ODs have an inherent advantage our patients do not—we know what’s coming.
VMA associated with poor outcomes in anti-VEGF-treated patientsThe presence of vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) is associated with poorer, short-term anatomic, and functional outcomes in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME) receiving anti-VEGF therapy, according to Márcio B. Nehemy, MD, PhD.
A global consensus on the female buttockWhat waist-to-hip ratio is most desirable across most cultures and geographic locations? Researchers report.
How do you measure surgical skills?A recent study uses sweat in the OR as an “objective” indicator to assess residents’ surgical competency.
A question of age and abdominoplastyStudy authors show patient selection trumps chronological age for low risk, low complication abdominoplasty.
Dry eye checklist may help ODs treat patients more efficiently
Dry eye checklist may help ODs treat patients more efficientlyScott Schachter, OD, discusses dry eye and how incorporating a dry eye checklist may help improve patient treatment.
Q&A: Linda Chous, ODPediatric optometry, cosmetology, and giant tubs of popcorn
July Clinical ConsiderationsIn this month's Clinical Considerations, we take a look at biologics and treatments for seborrheic keratoses.