Modern Medicine News

Where is precision medicine headed?
Where is precision medicine headed?Precision Medicine in Primary Care: Now And In the Future
Infections with EK procedures risingDescemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) appears to have a higher risk of postoperative fungal infections (predominantly Candida) when compared to penetrating keratoplasty (PK).
Using virtual reality in your practice
Using virtual reality in your practiceInnovative technology is certainly one way to catch a patient’s attention. Most patients will appreciate ODs who are not only current but use state-of-the art technology.
How to manage vision changes over time post-LASIK
How to manage vision changes over time post-LASIKHow often have you heard a post-LASIK patient say his surgery “isn’t working anymore” or it has “expired?” While the corneal tissue that was ablated is gone forever, eyes can change over time, and laser vision correction does not stop time.
IOL selection important in patients with retinal diseaseWhen dealing with patients with retinal disease, macular disease, or a meaningful risk of retinal detachment, certain types of IOLs should be avoided due to potential complications.
New IOL offers full-distance, good intermediate distancePresbyopia patients have changed. They are younger than ever, more active than ever before, and they have more treatment options than ever before.
Isotretinoin study: Laser treatment safe one month post-treatmentA pilot study has successfully challenged the current non-evidenced medical recommendation that patients with acne scars should wait six to 12 months after completion of oral isotretinoin treatment before the safe initiation of nonablative fractional laser resurfacing.
Novel acne gel found safe in three clinical trialsA nitric oxide-releasing gel to treat acne vulgaris has been found to be extremely safe, according to three Phase 1 pharmacokinetic clinical trials.
Growing pains in pediatric dermatology: Workforce shortage
Growing pains in pediatric dermatology: Workforce shortageUp to 30% of pediatric primary-care visits include a skin-related complaint, but the longstanding shortage of providers continues, thanks to a combination of factors
If you operate a medical practice, you should be outsourcingAs if giving your key employees menial tasks isn’t enough to consider outsourcing, the ever-changing landscape of the medical industry should be the deciding factor.