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Topical antibiotics are effective, say those who Rx them for blepharitisIn a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs, if they prescribed topical antibiotics for blepharitis, their top reason for doing so.
Residential lifestyle intervention can reduce costs type 2 diabetes costsImprovements in glycemic control from combined diet and physical activity intervention drove down use of routine medications, according to new study.
Large, early HbA1c reduction lowered risk for CVD events, deathStudy: Achieving stringent HbA1c goals within 6 months of initiating metformin predicted decreased risk.
Posterior IOLs effective in keratoconusPosterior chamber phakic IOLs can correct refractive errors associated with keratoconus and can also be combined with other surgical techniques when necessary, according to researchers.
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habits
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habitsJust as ODs develop good habits, there are bad habits that we should avoid. Avoid the following three habits to optimize your patients’ lens wearing experience.
MACRA plays blame game when patients don't adhereHow MACRA punishes physicians when patients don’t adhere
Unlisted diagnosis codes could lead to denialsQ: We have recently been receiving patient complaints for procedure claim denials. These used to get paid, and our physicians haven’t changed how they are coding. Can you help?
Physicians share lessons learned after switching EHRsAvoid repeating these common errors
ABIM needs to look in the mirror when discussing lack of trustMaintenance of certification angst is growing and the purveyors of this onerous exercise have discovered the root of the problem: the patient.
Easy tips for physicians to address negative online patient reviews
Easy tips for physicians to address negative online patient reviewsTips and strategies short of suing your patient for defamation