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Multidisciplinary care improves patient outcomesMultidisciplinary skin cancer care is an approach that might not only improve patient outcomes, but also professional satisfaction, researchers reported at AAD 2018 this week in San Diego.
Device restores vision to patient with Stargardt diseaseAn artificial vision device (MyEye, OrCam) has helped a blind veteran regain his independence, according to the charity Scottish War Blinded.
Toric, presbyopia-correcting IOLs good options for glaucoma patientsSteven Vold, MD, reports that toric IOLs provide an accurate, safe, and convenient way to correct astigmatism and uncorrected distance vision for glaucoma patients, while patients wanting presbyopic correction have IOL options to fit a range of visual needs.
Novel accommodating IOL achieves unique level of accommodative change
Novel accommodating IOL achieves unique level of accommodative changeA prototype of a novel dual-mode, accommodating-disaccommodating intraocular lens with zonular capture haptics has been fabricated successfully. The lens has shown in bench studies to exhibit axial shift and shape change that results in up to about 26 D of accommodative change,
MACRA changes are part of volume-to-value shiftThe Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and its Merit Based Incentive Payments System are here to stay for the foreseeable future and are likely to significantly impact reimbursement for ophthalmologists as part of a shift away from traditional fee for service medicine. In this changing landscape, eye care practitioners need to understand the basics of the system, such as reporting requirements, and begin to consider new models of care.
Trying new things in medicineMy classmate in medical school, Eric, only became a medical student because his father insisted. Eric wasn’t happy about this until he discovered he loved ophthalmology. He went on to perform brilliantly as a resident and built an extremely successful and fulfilling practice. Eric’s story is not unique.
Cold-Subfascial breast augmentationWhile this modified technique demands surgical finesse, it can be used to shape the breast while avoiding some of the unwanted cosmetic effects that accompany breast augmentation.
The Breast WhispererNew bra option for augmented breasts offers support and may help to prevent cleavage wrinkles.
Beyond the brow liftIf you perform cosmetic brow lifts, migraine surgery may be a natural addition to your surgical armamentarium.
Maternal Mortality Resources - FoundationalA collection of standards, guidelines, tools and articles for further reading on maternal mortality.