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Satisfied customers: The end result of a successful patient journey

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2019
Every step of a patient’s journey through a clinic must be carefully considered in the current landscape of digital reviews. Patients have more…

Wills Eye opens new training lab, named best training hospital

September 11, 2019
Wills Eye Hospital has expanded one of its training laboratories, allowing residents, fellows, faculty and others to practice basic and advanced…

Bascom Palmer named best ophthalmology hospital

July 30, 2019
For the 16th consecutive year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been named as the best ophthalmology hospital in the country by U.S. News & World

RVO patients at risk for loss to follow-up after anti-VEGF treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2019
Despite the proven benefits of anti-VEGF injections for patients with retinal vein occlusion, a retrospective review of billing codes showed one in…

Wills Eye’s Jerry Shields, MD, receives Howe Medal

June 27, 2019
Jerry A. Shields , MD, has received the 2019 Lucien Howe Medal from the American Ophthalmological Society for his distinguished service…

Should an ophthalmology practice employ optometrists?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2019
At Virginia Eye Consultants, we employ optometrists in our practice, and they are essential members of the patient “care team.” Our…

Incremental uveal tumor growth increases metastatic risk

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2019
With every millimeter of tumor thickening, risk for metastasis and death increases in patients with large uveal melanoma, Carol L. Shields, MD, said…
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VIDEO: Dosing regimens for AMD aim to optimize best vision

April 6, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Retina 2019, Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS, of Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, gives his presentation on dosing regimens…
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Access to retina providers shows no geographic bias in US

March 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Access to retina care in the United States shows no geographic bias, a study found. A retrospective cross-sectional review of a…
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Sub-RPE infiltration in vitreoretinal lymphoma patients correlated with shorter survival time

March 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Vitreoretinal lymphoma patients with subretinal pigment epithelial infiltration had a shorter survival time while those who were…

What characteristics are needed to be a good candidate for cross-linking for keratoconus?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
Point Corneal collagen cross-linking is a treatment designed primarily to decrease the progression of keratoconus. Indeed, the FDA-approved…

Sustained delivery system intended to ease AMD treatment burden

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2018
A new port delivery system may secure sustained, long-term release of anti-VEGF in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, easing the…

Growing Hope: Building a teaching hospital in Africa

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2018
In the face of harsh realities in sub-Saharan Africa, John Cropsey, MD, and a cadre of colleagues are partnering with Hope Africa University to grow…
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Alternative technologies to femto widen scope and accessibility of advanced cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2018
Alternative technologies to femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery may provide premium outcomes at more affordable prices. These new…

Bascom Palmer, Wills Eye top list of best ophthalmology hospitals

August 14, 2018
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been named as the best ophthalmology hospital in the country for the 15th consecutive year by U.S. News & World

Gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy reduces IOP in open-angle glaucoma

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2018
Minimally invasive gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy significantly reduced both IOP and the number of medications needed for patients…

FDA approves Wills Eye Hospital for subretinal device study

August 1, 2018
The FDA has approved an early feasibility study of Retina Implant’s Alpha AMS subretinal device in blind patients with retinitis pigmentosa…

Wills Eye Hospital receives $5 million gift for vision research

July 5, 2018
Wills Eye Hospital has received a $5 million gift from philanthropists Vickie and Jack Farber to create the Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research…
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Treatment of DME poses complex choices, strives to overcome limitations

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2018
Diabetic macular edema remains a major concern despite the availability of technology for potentially earlier diagnosis and better options for…
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Urgency prevails in management of blunt, penetrating ocular injuries

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2018
Ocular injury is globally one of the leading causes of blindness and visual impairment. When researching data, however, the impression is that ocular…