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States move to prioritize primary care
States move to prioritize primary careWhen it comes to promoting investment in primary care, Oregon might very well be the country’s current champion innovator.
RLE choice factors in benefits, risks, alternativesRemoval of the crystalline lens was developed as a procedure to treat the media opacity, but advances in surgical techniques and in pseudophakic IOL technology have increased the functional use of lens-based refractive surgery, said William F. Wiley, MD.
Staying calm while navigating through LASIK complicationsEncountering complications is inevitable for anyone who performs LASIK, and when the complication occurs intraoperatively, surgeons are often faced with the need to make a decision quickly, said Priyanka Sood, MD.
Gene therapy benefits for retinal dystrophies persist through trialResults from 3 years of follow-up in the phase III trial investigating treatment with adeno-associated viral vector delivery of human RPE65 (voretigene neparvovec, Spark Therapeutics) show this gene therapy has an acceptable safety profile.
Schepens lecturer traces advent, evolution of ophthalmic trialsClinical trials are an indispensable ordeal that are the gold standard for assessing risks and benefits of treatments, said Frederick L. Ferris III, MD.
Corneal inlays play increasing role in presbyopiaAs the number of LASIK procedures being performed continues to fall worldwide, correction of presbyopia is receiving increasing attention as being the final frontier and “holy grail” for refractive surgery, said Wayne Crewe-Brown, MD, at Refractive Surgery 2017.
Sustained drug-delivery technologies shape promising futureDevelopment of technologies for sustained drug delivery is a topic of great interest among retina specialists considering the number of chronic conditions that are managed with repeated intravitreal injections.
Know the benefits of adopting neuroimaging
Know the benefits of adopting neuroimagingNeuroimaging can help ODs better treat patients with possible tumor, vascular disorder, or demyelinating disease. CT scans are used for bone fractures and vascular disorders as well as orbital and pituitary tumors. MRIs are best gliomas and menigiomas and screening for vascular disorders. Communicate to radiology patient history and what you are trying to rule out when ordering tests.
Does pediatric psoriasis increase cancer risk? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a large retrospective cohort study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology that examined whether children with pediatric psoriasis are at increased risk of cancer and discusses 2 caveats to the findings.
Must see TED talksFrom thousands of talks curated from TED conferences, here are five TED talks you should see, or watch again, beginning with Atul Gawande, M.D., a practicing surgeon and celebrated author who examines the art of physician-patient communication.