Sight Lines

Serving Kenya’s underservedIn this installment of Sight Lines, J.C. Noreika, MD, MBA, talks with Thomas Ebner, MD, a community-based surgeon from Medina, OH, who, in his retirement after a fulfilling career of more than 30 years, brings his expertise, care, and compassion to the underserved of Kenya. Though Dr. Ebner’s expertise is in general orthopedic practice, his passion for volunteerism is universal among many professionals in the greater medical community, including ophthalmology. Dr. Ebner shares the challenges and insights he has gained in his second career.
Tips for handling the business side of medicinen this installment of Sight Lines, J.C. Noreika, MD, MBA, talks with Michael L. Stark, JD, who has represented physicians for more than 50 years as his primary client base. Among the topics they discuss is the watershed moment that enabled physicians to incorporate and take advantage of business-tax deduction provisions.
Insider secrets to improve value-based medicine: In this installment of Sight Lines, Gary Brown, MD, MBA, and Melissa Brown, MD, MN, MBA, discuss their work quantifying the value of ophthalmic care as it relates to the improvement of patients’ quality of life. Their use of Quality-Adjusted Life-Years methodology allows comparison of cost-effectiveness of medical, pharmacologic, and surgical interventions within and across specialties.
How OCT became a 'game changer'Dr. Schuman discusses his role in its development, future of patient care for glaucoma
Access to quality care, impact of ACA lead list of physician challengesWelcome to the latest installment of “Sight Lines,” a feature in which J.C. Noreika, MD, MBA, an ophthalmologist in Medina, OH, discusses trends in ophthalmology, medicine, and health care with key leaders in their fields. In this issue, Dr. Noreika talks with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
Adaptability shapes survival of academic health centersThe future of ophthalmology—including academic health centers—will rely much on the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment, suggests Peter J. McDonnell, MD, of the Wilmer Eye Institute.