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These days, social media is king. Everything has become shareable and information can be passed along with just a click of a post or tweet button. But what happens if someone posts their negative feelings about your clinic, your staff...
Although much progress has been made in treating retinal vein occlusions, much still needs to be done. Julia Haller, MD, described the four-step, evidence-based approach that she uses to treat these patients
Peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) is a complex, sight-threatening inflammatory disease that requires multimodal treatment. Corticosteroids are considered the mainstay, but a variety of other interventions are used to prevent...
In November, Actavis announced it was acquiring Allergan in a $66 billion acquisition, thus thwarting a 7-month effort by Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
A new digital image guidance platform (Surgical Navigation System, Cirle) for cataract surgery is an open-source system designed to enhance accurate execution of cataract incision placement, capsulorhexis sizing and centration, toric...
Researchers in Zurich are helping Disney make its animated characters more realistic by zeroing in on the uniqueness of the eye.
In 2015, physicians will have to demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) to get the full benefit of the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Program. Physicians who do not successfully demonstrate meaningful use will...
The team behind a smartphone lens adapter and app—which allows users to conduct extensive eye exams on patients—has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the new invention, according to Mashable.
A physician who conducted cataract surgeries on 130 poor and elderly people at a health camp in the northern Indian state of Punjab has been arrested, according to the Associated Press.
Politicians rarely tell the truth, so why should ophthalmologists . . . right?

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Peter McDonnell, MD

Director of The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and chief medical editor of Ophthalmology Times.

Dianna Graves, COMT, BS Ed

Clinical services manager at St. Paul Eye Clinic PA, Woodbury, MN. Graduate of the School of Ophthalmic Medical Technology, St. Paul, MN, and teaching faculty member since 1983.

Arun C. Gulani, MD

Director of refractive surgery and chief, cornea & external disease. Assistant professor, department of ophthalmology, University of Florida, Jacksonville.

J.C. Noreika, MD, MBA

An ophthalmologist in Medina, OH, discussing trends in ophthalmology, medicine, and healthcare with key leaders in their fields.

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