Q&A: Vision training to improve athletic performance

January 16, 2020
Athletes are continually looking for ways to improve their performance and gain an advantage in training to give them a leg up on their competition. …

In the Journals

Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…


BLOG: Relieve your colleagues’ stress, build your practice

January 8, 2020
Being a primary care physician must be one of the toughest jobs in the world, taking responsibility for the monitoring and maintenance of thousands…

From OSN Europe

Fight for Sight calls for eye research funding in UK

January 8, 2020
Twelve ophthalmology leaders have signed a public letter to the U.K. government calling for a national plan to address sight loss, according to a…


Despite its advantages, experts have ‘grave concerns’ about big tech in health care

January 8, 2020
Google recently began working with Ascension — one of the nation’s largest health care systems — to collect the health information…

By the Numbers

Pinto’s practice development guidelines: Five easy rules to help you stay out of trouble as you grow

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2020
John B. Pinto
“The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.”
– John Madden

The Premium Channel

2019 year in review: Fight blindness

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2020
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
As I approach 6 years straight of writing this monthly Premium Channel column, my favorite time of the year is my annual Top 10 list. As premium…


Telemedicine ‘not a perfect solution’ to health care access issues

December 19, 2019
WASHINGTON The use of telemedicine has improved access to care for patients in rural areas while saving millions of dollars in travel…


For the first time, more women than men are in medical school

December 12, 2019
Women made up the majority of enrolled medical students in the United States for the first time, according to data for the 2019-2020 academic year…


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…