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    Dr. Mali's top 5 predictions in ophthalmology for 2018



    2). The ForeseeHome device will be the new standard of care in AMD monitoring

    Described in one of my previous articles as one of the 5 greatest ophthalmic innovations of the 21st century, telemedicine represents a new frontier of our field focusing on two main principles: prevention and early disease detection. This philosophy is probably best illustrated in a disease like AMD, and the ForeseeHome device (Notal Vision) is the flagship telemedicine technology in ophthalmology today. The ability to immediately detect the initial conversion in a patient from dry to wet AMD is absolutely critical and basically determines a patient’s visual prognosis in addition to making our current therapies even more effective. Top that off with the recent Medicare coverage approval for the device and I believe ForeseeHome utilization will accelerate this year and become the new standard of care in AMD monitoring.   

    Joshua Mali, MD
    Joshua Mali, MD, is a vitreoretinal surgeon at The Eye Associates, a private multispecialty ophthalmology practice in Sarasota, Florida.

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