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BLOG: A bump on the road to health care reform

December 17, 2014

As part of my traditional December activity, I review the work of 2014 and try to make plans for the New Year. Looking forward, I see a number of clouds over the road to health care reform. A road that seemed like a clear path to the future last summer now may be facing some bumps and detours. 

Although technology is sure to be a big part of our future, the movement through the stages of meaningful use of our electronic health records (EHRs) and onto a fully integrated, comprehensive health delivery system may take a little longer than what was highlighted in the play book.

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FDA clears Eidon confocal scanner

December 9, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Eidon true-color confocal scanner, according to a press release from CenterVue.The scanner is a fully automated…
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VIDEO: Regulatory advances show promise in future of ophthalmology

December 7, 2014
NEW YORK — At OSN New York, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, discusses the latest ophthalmic regulatory accomplishments.

FDA clears daily disposable multifocal

December 5, 2014
Visioneering Technologies Inc. announced that its NaturalVue daily disposable hydrophilic multifocal contact lens has been issued 510(k) clearance, according to a press…
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Omeros granted CMS pass-through reimbursement status for Omidria

October 31, 2014
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has granted Omeros Corporation with transitional pass-through status for…
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BLOG: A bump on the road to health care reform

December 17, 2014
As part of my traditional December activity, I review the work of 2014 and try to make plans for the New Year. Looking forward, I see a number of…
FDA News

FDA clears Eidon confocal scanner

December 9, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Eidon true-color confocal scanner, according to a press release from CenterVue.The scanner is a…
thumbnail for video 3919883928001 Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Regulatory advances show promise in future of ophthalmology

December 7, 2014
NEW YORK — At OSN New York, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, discusses the latest ophthalmic regulatory accomplishments.

FDA clears daily disposable multifocal

December 5, 2014
Visioneering Technologies Inc. announced that its NaturalVue daily disposable hydrophilic multifocal contact lens has been issued 510(k) clearance…

Refractive surgery group calls for CDC to retract keratitis report

December 5, 2014
The Refractive Surgery Alliance has formally demanded that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention retract a November report that linked…

Australia optometry board adds referral to glaucoma guidelines

December 4, 2014
The Optometry Board of Australia announced that it “will modify its guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management to make sure there are clear…

ABO offers exam in January

December 4, 2014
The American Board of Optometry's next board certification exam period is January 2015, the organization announced in a press release.  The…

Iluvien granted marketing authorization in the Netherlands

December 4, 2014
Alimera Sciences announced that marketing authorization has been granted to Iluvien in the Netherlands.The Dutch Inspectie voor de Gezondheidszorg…
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FDA grants priority review to Eylea for diabetic retinopathy in patients with DME

December 1, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review for Eylea injection for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with…

Iluvien earns marketing authorization in Ireland

November 26, 2014
Alimera Sciences announced that marketing authorization has been granted to Iluvien in Ireland.Through the repeat use application procedure, the…
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