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Back to Basics

With Uday Devgan

Explore basic concepts of modern day ocular surgery.

Complications Consult

With Amar Agarwal

Addresses complicated cases and developing technology.

Lindstrom’s Perspective

With Richard L. Lindstrom

By the Numbers

With John B. Pinto

The Dry Eye

With Darrell E. White, MD

Clinical Optics 101

With Jack T. Holladay, MD, MSEE, FACS

The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

With Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS

Surgical Maneuvers

With Thomas John

Discussing the latest surgical tips, techniques and pearls.

The Premium Channel

With Mitchell A. Jackson, MD

“The Premium Channel” covers all aspects of premium eye care from new surgical technologies and advanced IOL options to pharmaceutical breakthroughs and novel patient interaction techniques.

News You Can Use from UPMC Eye Center

With Joel S. Schuman, MD, FACS

This column will present clinically relevant information, insights and techniques that we as clinicians can apply to our daily practice of ophthalmology.

Ophthalmic Outreach

With John Hovanesian

Refractive Surgery Stories

With Richard A. Norden, MD

Bloggers

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John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, focuses his blog on new technologies and innovations and how ophthalmic practices can best incorporate them to benefit patients.
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BLOG: Why do we treat patients like camels?

August 19, 2019

Shareef Mahdavi helps doctors be smarter when it comes to their practice.  His blog covers financial, customer and technology topics.

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BLOG: Encourage patients to complain

August 13, 2019

Project Theia is a 501c3 organization with the dedication to provide surgical mission, education and innovations to improve the lives of patients globally. Our focus is to better the lives, particularly of the children and women, who otherwise are outcasts of society due to their facial deformities. This blog documents our experiences, seek to raise awareness and build more partners.

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BLOG: Kenya day 3: Service above self

July 19, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD, is the founder of Skyvision Centers in Ohio. His blog for Ocular Surgery News will focus on issues related to dry eye disease.
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BLOG: Amazon PillPack: A solution to price gouging?

July 16, 2019

Jared Younger's blog focuses on laser cataract surgery. He discusses successfully implementing laser technology into practice and his own precess for patient discussion and education.

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BLOG: Communicating laser cataract surgery’s value to patients

July 15, 2019

Dr. Gupta’s blog is designed to cover the latest innovations in ocular surface and MGD diagnosis and treatment from a practical, clinical perspective. Topics will range from dry eye demographics to treatment pearls and workflow tips and tricks, all focusing on real-world implementation of techniques and technologies.

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BLOG: OSD algorithm targets surgery patients

June 12, 2019

Caesar Luo, MD, focuses his blog on retina topics from practice management to treatment techniques. 

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BLOG: Treating retinal tears, detachments with laser

June 10, 2019

George O. Waring IV, MD, FACS’s, “Presbyopia’s Coming of Age” blog focuses on surgical and technological innovations in presbyopia correction. Waring is founder and medical director of Waring Vision Institute in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

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BLOG: We have two eyes for a reason: Binocularity in presbyopia correction

April 26, 2019

Priya Narang, MS, focuses her blog on complex cataract surgery cases, new techniques and innovations, along with unique case reports.

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BLOG: Novel four-flanged intrascleral IOL fixation

April 12, 2019
Paul M. Stubenbordt focuses his blog on what steps a practice can take to optimize traditional and Internet marketing, public relations, social media as well as non-traditional marketing tactics that can help maximize your current practice development program.
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BLOG: Elective patient conversion transformation

April 5, 2019

Joshua Mali, MD, focuses his blog on individualized patient care in a private retina practice setting.

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BLOG: Laser still has an important role in diabetic eye disease

January 14, 2019
David Khorram, MD, focuses his blog on global ophthalmology and issues related to combating global blindness.
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BLOG: How to get involved with international ophthalmology

December 11, 2018

Elizabeth Yeu, MD, focuses her blog on best practices for comanaging patients with optometrists.

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BLOG: Plan ahead for unsatisfactory outcomes

November 28, 2018
Based in the belief that diverse leadership results in better outcomes – for practices, organizations and the industry as a whole – Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL) works across ophthalmology to provide professional and personal development and opportunities for collaboration. In this blog, OWL members share insights on building the skill sets and confidence required of today’s ophthalmic leaders.
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BLOG: Marketing4ECPs: Q&A with co-founder Trudi Charest

November 12, 2018
Melissa Toyos, MD, focuses her blog on glaucoma treatment tips and hot topics.
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BLOG: Try this laser before you go to the OR

October 17, 2018
John B. Pinto, Practice Consultant and OSN Section Editor, focuses his blog on ophthalmic strategic planning, economics and benchmarking, marketing, cost containment, revenue enhancement, physician leadership and personnel/physician career development issues.
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BLOG: $10 million club: Solving problems on the way to becoming a much larger practice, part 4

February 5, 2018

Robert Noecker, MD, MBA, focuses his blog on the positive impact diagnostics and imaging have on various disease states and conditions. 

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BLOG: Improving electrophysiology testing for patients and doctors

December 18, 2017

Ashvin Agarwal, MD, focuses his blog on interesting cases and experiences he encounters as an anterior segment surgeon.

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BLOG: Virtual reality eCloud perimeter

October 27, 2017
David M. Glaser, JD, is a health care attorney at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. He focuses his blog on health care legal issues and policy-related health topics, ranging from how to operate ancillary services to methods for shaping the health care reform debate.
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BLOG: Gainsharing/co-management is a great opportunity for physicians, hospitals

October 17, 2017
Savak "Sev" Teymoorian, MD, MBA, focuses his blog on the latest glaucoma medications, treatment strategies and surgical advances.
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BLOG: Dear MIGS, look at how quickly you have grown

September 18, 2017

Arun C. Gulani, MD, MS, focuses his blog on custom designed approaches to complex cases using practical surgical techniques.

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BLOG: Descemet's stripping with endothelial rejuvenation

June 16, 2017

Helgi David Björnsson, MD, a YO member of the OSN Europe Edition Board, focuses his blog on online resources for learning and sharing information and ideas in ophthalmology. Each month, one website or other digital resource will be presented and explored in depth.

Questions and comments are welcome.

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BLOG: Case reports from EyeRounds.org

March 28, 2017

Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCOphth, focuses her video blog on the most challenging ophthalmic surgical cases.

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VIDEO BLOG: PDEK for PBK with pre-Descemet's scarring

February 10, 2017

Luigi Di Rosa, MD, a YO member of the OSN Europe Edition Board, focuses his blog on gadgets, bizarre inventions, apps, hardware and software that may be the brilliant solution to an awkward problem, the simple answer to a long-standing question, the trick that makes all the difference. Useful to the young specialist as well as the trainee and the consultant.

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BLOG: Fighting eye strain caused by digital blue light

January 23, 2017
Most practices, when they falter, do so because of a gap in administrative leadership. Corinne Z. Wohl, MHSA, COE, focuses her blog “Tuning Up Your Administrator … Tuning Up Your Practice” on ways to help your entire administrative team take their game to the next level as the ophthalmic business environment is becoming more challenging.
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BLOG: Finish strong and start anew — get ready for 2017

December 19, 2016
Uday Devgan, MD, focuses his blog on premium-channel IOLs, including accommodating, multifocal, toric, and other innovative designs. Current techniques, research, trials, issues, and case studies will be presented with an emphasis on surgical and clinical pearls for maximizing patient results.
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BLOG: What can the state of medicine in Iceland teach us?

August 11, 2016

The blog will present informative and educational content on all aspects of patient financing within health care practices.

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BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
Patellofemoral Update focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral disorders. The blog is sponsored by The Patellofemoral Foundation whose mission is to improve the care of individuals with anterior knee pain through targeted education and research. The Patellofemoral Foundation offers additional online education resources on its website.
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BLOG: Health care providers need to consider options offered by patient financing programs

July 1, 2015

In her video blog series, "Bridging the reimbursement gap," Cynthia A. Matossian, MD, discusses adding ancillary services and products to increase revenue in a private practice.

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BLOG: Bridging the reimbursement gap, part 4

June 29, 2015