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With Uday Devgan

Explore basic concepts of modern day ocular surgery.

Complications Consult

With Amar Agarwal

Addresses complicated cases and developing technology.

The Dry Eye

With Darrell E. White, MD

Lindstrom’s Perspective

With Richard L. Lindstrom

The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

With Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS

By the Numbers

With John B. Pinto

Clinical Optics 101

With Jack T. Holladay, MD, MSEE, 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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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: ASCRS goes online: I just couldn’t

May 28, 2020

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: Vision correction in the hyperopic presbyope

May 27, 2020
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: What if you could scan a patient's mind?

May 20, 2020

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

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BLOG: An update on recent micropulse laser therapy studies

May 8, 2020
Rishi Singh, MD’s, blog takes an evidence-based approach to hot topics in eye care and examines their clinical relevance.
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BLOG: Going beyond the curve: Restarting eye practices following the COVID-19 pandemic

May 5, 2020
Peter J. Polack, MD, FACS, focuses his blog on adopting process-centric marketing for today’s busy ophthalmic practice.
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BLOG: Marketing your practice in the time of a pandemic: Survive and thrive by shifting your focus

May 4, 2020

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

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SURGICAL VIDEO: How to reduce open-sky time in complex combination cases

May 1, 2020

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: Telemedicine — its time has arrived

April 1, 2020

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: Single-pass four-throw pupilloplasty for silicone oil-induced glaucoma

March 24, 2020

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: How low will reimbursement go?

March 12, 2020

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: Glaucoma and dry eye, part 2: Preventing irreversible damage to meibomian glands

December 3, 2019
David Khorram, MD, focuses his blog on global ophthalmology and issues related to combating global blindness.
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BLOG: Privilege and opting out

December 2, 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
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
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
John D. Kelly IV, MD, is a professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He focuses his blog on helping surgeons reduce stress while achieving balance in their practices and families.
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BLOG: Patient-related outcomes: A novel way to prevent burnout

November 6, 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
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
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