APAO 2020 Congress early bird registration deadline and visa application

Ocular Surgery News APAO Edition, December 2019
For registration of more than five delegates, it is encouraged to complete and return the group registration form to the APAO secretariat at…

The Premium Channel

Returning the favor: Never too late to give back as a premium surgeon

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
As the holidays approach, I always think of how I can return the favor for all the success and privileges I have had as a premium surgeon. The…

By the Numbers

Excess task loading: An overlooked dimension of provider and practice stress

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
John B. Pinto
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of

Lindstrom's Perspective

Evidence seems to favor epithelium-on for future of cross-linking

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The debate over epithelium-on vs. epithelium-off collagen cross-linking for keratoconus and post-corneal refractive surgery ectasia is, in my…

J-code activations simplify billing reimbursements for practices

December 3, 2019
Several CMS-designated permanent and product-specific J-codes recently went into effect, allowing three ophthalmology-minded pharmaceutical companies…


BLOG: Privilege and opting out

December 2, 2019
A couple of years ago, I sat at Virginia Episcopal School in a meeting between the headmaster, Tommy Battle, and a group of parents. Mr. Battle had…

Hawaiian Eye 2020 offers comprehensive update for ophthalmologists

November 27, 2019
The annual Hawaiian Eye meeting, now going into its fifth decade, will feature 7 days of comprehensive ophthalmology information and education in…

FDA News

FDA warns 15 companies for selling products containing CBD

November 26, 2019
The FDA recently issued warning letters to 15 companies for illegally selling products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, according to a press release.

In the Journals

US life expectancy drops after decades of improvement

November 26, 2019
Life expectancy among adults in the United States increased for nearly 6 decades but eventually slowed over time and then dropped for 3 straight…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: ‘Learn something every minute’ at OSN New York

November 23, 2019
NEW YORK — Darrell E. White, MD, discusses the benefits of attending smaller meetings like OSN New York 2019 to facilitate learning.

Input sought on cataract surgery waste

November 21, 2019
The Ophthalmic Instrument Cleaning and Sterilization Task Force is asking cataract surgeons and nurses to take part in an online survey on surgical…

Meeting News

Patients with AMD can successfully self-operate OCT device at home

November 19, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients with age-related macular degeneration could successfully self-operate an optical coherence tomography device at home…


BLOG: If you could clone yourself

November 18, 2019
Doctors, what is your most valuable resource and the one thing every patient wants more of? Your time. Being an excellent doctor requires lots of…

Cover Story

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…


How can ophthalmology practices ensure they have a positive online presence to attract new patients?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2019
Thankfully, I have a great team that helps guide our online presence. Michelle Nelson, who leads our marketing team, has helped lead our online…


Appropriate use of new technologies will not jeopardize MIPS score

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2019
Jennifer Loh, MD
Welcome to another edition of CEDARS/ASPENS Debates. CEDARS/ASPENS is a joint society of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to…

Lindstrom's Perspective

Customer service key to future practice success

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
After reading this issue’s cover story, I Googled “customer service books” and was directed to no less than 27 recent books focused…

Meeting News

Neurostimulation reduces ocular pain, dryness

November 18, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO —Noninvasive internasal neurostimulation with TrueTear increased tear volume as well as reduced ocular dryness and pain intensity…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Strategist considers pros, cons of private equity

November 17, 2019
NEW YORK — At the Open Your Eyes to Private Equity meeting preceding OSN New York 2019, Shareef Mahdavi, president of SM2 Strategic, discusses…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: ‘Arc of material’ presented at private equity meeting

November 16, 2019
NEW YORK — At the Open Your Eyes to Private Equity meeting preceding OSN New York 2019, moderator John B. Pinto discusses the inaugural event…