February 07, 2018
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Top five ophthalmology stories in January

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Presentations from Hawaiian Eye 2018 and Retina 2018 in Wailea, Hawaii, dominated ophthalmology news in January.

Here are the top five most-read articles on Healio.com/OSN last month:


1. Reimbursement changes far reaching in 2018

Changes in CMS reimbursement are affecting many of the ophthalmic subspecialties this year. Read more.


2. Surgeon surprised by number who test positive for Sjögren s biomarkers

In dry eye patients who are not improving, Cynthia A. Matossian, MD, recommends ordering testing for Sjögren’s syndrome. Read more.


3. Early results of new therapy for choroidal melanoma show promise

The light-activated AU-011 agent represents the first potential new therapy for choroidal melanoma in many decades. Read more.


4. Osher, Ocular Surgery News join forces on Telling It Like It Is

The Wyanoke Group, parent company of SLACK Incorporated, publisher of Ocular Surgery News, has acquired Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is, from Robert H. Osher, MD, the meeting’s founder and program director. Read more.


5. Vaccinate all patients over 50 years for herpes zoster

Ophthalmologists are more likely to see herpes zoster over herpes simplex, Jay S. Pepose, MD, PhD, said. The only real treatment for post-herpetic neuralgia is to prevent it, and this is where the vaccine becomes important. Read more.