Studies of the efficacy of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), gene therapies, and slow-release drug delivery systems took center stage among treatments for retinal disorders in 2015. In addition to studies already under way, others are about to begin.
Is it ethical to have a non-physician deliver laser/light treatment to patients at the same price? David Goldberg, M.D., J.D., and A. Jay Burns, M.D., call this topic into question at the Laser Roundtable during Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2014.
According to research recently presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists annual meeting, focal or grid laser treatment that coincides with the initiation of intravitreal ranibizumab for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) shows results no better than when laser treatment is deferred for 24 weeks or more.
Part one of our series on starting a laser practice went into the business nuts and bolts of launching a laser business — the how and why. Once dermatologists have determined there is a need for laser services at their practices and why, they’ll have to decide which lasers to purchase or lease.
Laser and light device treatments are infiltrating cosmetic and medical dermatology, causing many in the specialty to consider starting or growing laser practices. While the decision to go into the laser side of dermatology works out well for many, it can be a costly mistake for those who don’t do their homework, experts warn.