Ophthalmologists need to prepare their practices for the Value-Based Payment (VBP) program for Medicare services. VBP is a strategy to promote quality and value of health care services, with providers being paid based on value-of-care-delivered rather than volume. Regardless of the perspectives, the fact remains that reimbursement can increase or decrease substantially with the VBP program.
Glaucoma is a common complication of uveitis, occurring in about 20% of affected eyes and arising through several different mechanisms.
Here are seven common mistakes clinicians make in evaluating and managing elevated IOP in eyes with uveitis.
New agents and devices offer promise to control IOP and slow, perhaps even stop, the advancing vision loss that is common in glaucoma. Research and development to restore vision is starting to show significant results in preclinical models and early stage clinical trials.
Dry eye is common in patients with glaucoma and often presumed to be related to the preservative in IOP-lowering medications. Considering alternate causes should also be weighed, in addition to a variety of management techniques.
Not long ago, a colleague asked me if I performed Goldmann tonometry on all of my glaucoma patients. Without hesitation I said, “No.” When asked why not, I simply answered that not all of my patients are physically able to have the test performed on them.
A unique, third-generation Flying Eye Hospital is giving wings to Orbis' mission to prevent blindness worldwide. The hospital is the world’s only mobile ophthalmic teaching hospital located on an MD-10 aircraft, and is the byproduct of six years of work by experts in aviation and hospital engineering.
NASA’s Vision Impairment and Intracranial Pressure (VIIP) project was started after NASA realized many astronauts return from space with vision problems, and these problems may last for years after mission completion.