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BLOG: Where is the resistance to health care reform?

February 5, 2016

Although most people believe that our health care system is in need of reform, there exists a subtle resistance to many of the required elements of reform execution.

Yet the numbers don't lie. In a 2013 report in the National Academies Press titled “U.S. Health in International Perspective” that looked at 17 developed nations, the U.S. ranked dead last. We also know, according to OECD Health Statistics 2012 that the cost of health care in the U.S. is 2.5 times higher than most developed nations in the world. Health care reform will improve quality and lower cost. so why is there such resistance?

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Nicox, Ora enter into licensing agreement for AC-120 for morning eyelid swelling

February 5, 2016
Nicox has entered into a licensing agreement that grants Ora exclusive worldwide rights for the development and commercialization of Nicox’s AC-120 for the…
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Oculus receives 510(k) clearance for Pentacam AXL

February 5, 2016
The Pentacam AXL has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA, Oculus announced in a press release.The device, which combines anterior segment tomography and optical…
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FDA acknowledges receipt of Shire’s resubmitted NDA for lifitegrast

February 5, 2016
The FDA has acknowledged receipt of a new drug application resubmitted by Shire for lifitegrast to treat signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, the company announced in…
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VIDEO: Neuro-ophthalmologist encourages colleagues to check pupil as sign of serious disease

February 5, 2016
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye, Andrew G. Lee, MD, discusses neuro-ophthalmology as an "ophthalmic superpower," which enables ophthalmologists to home in on life-…
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Intake of green, leafy vegetables associated with lower POAG risk

January 25, 2016
Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green, leafy vegetables was associated with a 20% to 30% lower primary open-angle…
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Perspectives on Glaucoma

SD-OCT, TD-OCT have similar diagnostic abilities with high myopia

January 22, 2016
Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and/or time-domain OCT diagnostics are useful in discriminating between…
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Prevent Blindness projects significant increase in glaucoma

January 22, 2016
A report from Prevent Blindness showed that nearly 3 million people age 40 years and older currently have glaucoma, and…
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