Modern Medicine News

Investigational wet AMD therapies aim for innovative targetsMany investigational drugs under development for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) have advanced into the clinical trial stage, including several that are being evaluated in pivotal trials, said Peter K. Kaiser, MD.
How to care for stroke patientsOptometrists are able to address the visual needs of stroke survivors, an underserved population.
How to prosper, survive during sky-high marketsWith the U.S. stock market reaching record highs, it’s important to know how to prepare for an eventual fall. Plus, tax credits may be available for tuition payers.
Cataract surgery for patients with PXFMom has pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXF) clinically visible in both eyes. She experiences pops of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in one eye and uses glaucoma medications.
Oral antibiotics for acneDermatologists should turn to oral antibiotics for treating acne when topical medications have failed or are too irritating.
Topical agents for acneWhen it comes to choosing topical agents for treating acne, separating fact from fiction can be challenging for dermatologists.
Aldehyde dehydrogenase implicated in mucous membrane pemphigoidPreliminary studies suggest disulfiram could aid in the treatment of mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP). Used topically, the drug may inhibit aldehyde deydrogenase (ALDH), which plays a key role in fibrosis, wrote JK Dart, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London.
Does early menstruation increase risk of GDM?A new study looks at whether who begin menarche early in life are more likely to develop GDM. Plus: USPSTF issues their final recommendations on pelvic exams. Also, a look at the efficacy of vaginal progesterone in preventing preterm birth in twin pregnancy.
2017 Payer Scorecard
2017 Payer ScorecardFor the first time, Medical Economics has polled doctors to get to the heart of the payer-physician disconnect.
How ODs can ease the pain of patient referralsNot all situations can be handled within one office, so sometimes it is necessary to refer patients elsewhere. Despite the logic behind them, referrals often come bundled with liabilities that can give any OD a headache.