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PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Top five principles for successful learning in both residency as well as practice

October 28, 2016

At one time we were all first-year ophthalmology residents, suddenly immersed into a strange and novel world. The field has an extremely steep learning curve. New residents are tasked with the challenge of simultaneously learning ophthalmic knowledge, exam skills and surgical techniques. Medical schools devote little time to these topics, and I know of no existing resources that are designed specifically to help ophthalmology residents at the beginning of their careers.

Ophthalmology is an innovative and fast-moving field, with new advances constantly evolving and occasionally revolutionizing the way we treat patients. It is just as important for an established ophthalmologist to keep up with these changes so that he can provide the best care for his patients. While many printed resources exist for continuing medical education, I increasingly see our residents using online and mobile resources. These are more interactive, can include videos and animation, and provide a convenient format that can be accessed virtually anywhere.

Rhopressa shows positive topline efficacy results in Rocket 4 phase 3 trial

October 27, 2016
The Rocket 4 phase 3 trial of the once-daily eye drop Rhopressa has shown positive topline 90-day efficacy results in lowering IOP in patients with glaucoma or ocular…
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Analysis confirms responsiveness of NEI VFQ-25 to changes in BCVA in RIDE, RISE studies

October 27, 2016
Researchers analyzing data from the RIDE and RISE studies confirmed the responsiveness of the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire-25 in patients with…
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VIDEO: Laser a viable option for reducing medication burden in glaucoma treatment

October 27, 2016
CHICAGO — At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting here, Nathan Radcliffe, MD, discusses the advantages of using laser treatment in glaucoma.
In the Journals

More than 25% of internal medicine residents say patient responsibility ends at discharge

October 27, 2016
Internal medicine residents are uncertain about the duration of their responsibilities for patients who have been discharged, according to survey results published in…
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Clinical Science

The Effect of Bevacizumab Pretreatment on the Choice of Endotamponade in Diabetic Tractional Retinal Detachment

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, October 2016, Volume 47 Issue 10
To evaluate the effect of preoperative intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) (Avastin; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA)…
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Clinical Trials in Diabetic Retinopathy

This activity is supported by educational grants from Allergan, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The advent of intravitreal therapies to treat retinal diseases has revolutionized the management of retinal pathology…
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Managing small pupils during phaco cataract surgery, part 4

October 26, 2016
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