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BLOG: The digital eyestrain opportunity

March 3, 2015

Many practice management experts believe that optometry practices can be divided into two distinct businesses: a medical clinic and a retail optical store. Both of these businesses financially support the day-to-day operations of the practice and contribute to the bottom line.

If you are a practice owner, you are acutely aware that both of these lines of business are being squeezed. On the clinic side, the sheer difficulty of insurance claim filing has raised the cost of doing business for many, on top of shrinking reimbursements. On the optical side, competition from alternate sources for spectacles and contact lenses is fierce. Just yesterday I saw a TV commercial from an optical retailer stating, “You don’t have to get your glasses where you have your eyes examined.” Ugh.

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Micro-lumen aqueous shunt may prevent persistent hypotony

March 3, 2015
CORONADO, Calif. — It is easier to put in a small tube than to do a trabeculectomy flap, Paul Palmberg, MD, PhD, said, referring to the use of a transscleral…
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Hydrus plus cataract surgery maintains decreased IOP without medications

March 3, 2015
CORONADO, Calif. — The Hydrus II trial is the first randomized controlled trial to show a microinvasive glaucoma surgery device to lower IOP by more than 20% without…
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Zeiss announces launch of Humphrey Field Analyzer 3

March 3, 2015
CORONADO, Calif. — Carl Zeiss Meditec announced the global launch of the Humphrey Field Analyzer 3, a new iteration of its established perimetry platform, at the…
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VIDEO: Managing astigmatism during cataract surgery

March 3, 2015
ISTANBUL – At the ESCRS Winter Meeting, Pavel Stodulka talks about management of astigmatism during cataract surgery. Appropriate handling of the main incision…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain

Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
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VIDEO: Utility of ICG angiography in 2015

March 1, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii – At Retina 2015, Jay S. Duker, MD, talks about how ICG angiography should be apart of retinal…
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