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Cost, insurance authorization affect decision making in treatment of uveitis

November 26, 2014

Among uveitis and retina specialists, cost, insurance prior authorization, pregnancy considerations and subspecialty practice were factors affecting therapeutic decisions for managing uveitis in one study.

Researchers sent an email survey to physician members of the American Uveitis Society, the Macula Society and the American Society of Retina Specialists. Response rate was 11.3%, with 106 of 934 physicians participating in the survey: 44 uveitis specialists and 62 retina specialists.

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HbA1c, diabetic retinopathy relationship supports cut-point diagnosis in Asians

November 24, 2014
The use of HbA1c levels to diagnose diabetes is appropriate among Asian populations, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &
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Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy high among Puerto Ricans

November 20, 2014
Neisha Rodriguez, OD, MPH-G, reported in her poster at the American Academy of Optometry meeting that the majority of patients with diabetic retinopathy have the mild…
Surgeon dispels misconceptions about retina surgery Meeting News Coverage

Surgeon dispels misconceptions about retina surgery

November 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Three common misconceptions about retina surgery are that it takes a long time, patients do not see well after surgery and patients have to be face down…
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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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Genotype-phenotype correlation found in two patients with Stargardt's

November 18, 2014
Sherry Bass, OD, encourages optometrists to “get on the bandwagon” with genetic testing. Here she…
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In the Journals

Cost, insurance authorization affect decision making in treatment of uveitis

November 26, 2014
Among uveitis and retina specialists, cost, insurance prior authorization, pregnancy considerations and subspecialty practice were factors affecting…
In the Journals

HbA1c, diabetic retinopathy relationship supports cut-point diagnosis in Asians

November 24, 2014
The use of HbA1c levels to diagnose diabetes is appropriate among Asian populations, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical
thumbnail for video 3902067011001 Meeting News CoverageVideo

Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy high among Puerto Ricans

November 20, 2014
Neisha Rodriguez, OD, MPH-G, reported in her poster at the American Academy of Optometry meeting that the majority of patients with diabetic…
Surgeon dispels misconceptions about retina surgery Meeting News Coverage

Surgeon dispels misconceptions about retina surgery

November 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Three common misconceptions about retina surgery are that it takes a long time, patients do not see well after surgery and patients…
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Genotype-phenotype correlation found in two patients with Stargardt's

November 18, 2014
Sherry Bass, OD, encourages optometrists to “get on the bandwagon” with genetic testing. Here she shares two case reports from her…
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Carotenoid supplementation crucial in AMD

November 17, 2014
David W. Nelson, OD, MBA, said at the Ocular Nutrition Society meeting that he prescribes supplements with lutein, zeaxanthin and mesozeaxanthin for…
Meeting News Coverage

Indoor risk of blue light damage 'vanishingly small'

November 17, 2014
DENVER – Light emitting diodes are the way of the future, according to a speaker here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting.Stephen…
Meeting News Coverage

Yellow-blue sensitivity a significant predictor of AMD, disease progression

November 14, 2014
DENVER – Photopic yellow-blue Color Assessment and Diagnosis test was able to improve the detection rate of age-related macular degeneration by…
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Dark adaptation helps diagnose AMD

November 13, 2014
Greg Jackson, PhD, said at the Ocular Nutrition Society meeting that impaired dark adaptation is 90% accurate in diagnosing age-related macular…

ONL Therapeutics awarded NEI grant to develop treatment for retinal disease

November 12, 2014
The National Eye Institute awarded ONL Therapeutics a $1.37 million grant to develop ONL101, a first-in-class small molecule peptide designed to…
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