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VIDEO: Selling consultations on Amazon

September 17, 2019
PARIS — Julien Buratto, ESCRS Practice Management and Development Innovation Award winner, speaks about his project: Selling consultations on

Funds support ophthalmologists who use big data to advance patient care

September 13, 2019
Seven ophthalmologists who will use the AAO IRIS Registry will receive analytic programs from two funds developed to advance big data investigations…


9th Asia-Pacific Eye Care Week

Ocular Surgery News APAO Edition, September 2019
This year, the APAO Public Education Standing Committee partnered with the Central Secretariat to suggest two themes for the event: meibomian gland…

Wills Eye opens new training lab, named best training hospital

September 11, 2019
Wills Eye Hospital has expanded one of its training laboratories, allowing residents, fellows, faculty and others to practice basic and advanced…

AAO, Verana Health launch tool on patient, practice insights

September 11, 2019
Verana Health and the American Academy of Ophthalmology have launched a new tool aimed at helping physicians improve patient outcomes and provide…

AMA says judge’s decision to allow CVS-Aetna merger ‘fails patients’

September 5, 2019
The AMA expressed disappointment over a federal judge allowing CVS Health Corp to merge with Aetna. CNBC and other mainstream media reported…

Lindstrom's Perspective

Ophthalmologists who plan for reduced reimbursements will still find success

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The unfortunate reality for the cataract surgeon today is that while reimbursement is going down per case, patient expectations are going up. To meet…

The Premium Channel

Digital karma: Making the right choices as a premium surgeon

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2019
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
We all know what karma refers to — in Hinduism and Buddhism, it is “the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of…

By the Numbers

Key concepts for enhancing profit growth

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2019
John B. Pinto
“Companies should not have a singular view of profitability. There needs to be a balance between commerce and social responsibility. The

Meeting News

Values over value: what the new workforce wants

September 3, 2019
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — One remarkable difference between younger aged workers and their baby boomer counterparts is that Generation Z and…

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VIDEO: WIO meeting ‘empowers women’s aspirations’

August 31, 2019
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — At the Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium, Purnima S. Patel, MD, discusses how the annual meeting provides…

In the Journals

Study: Diabetic retinopathy online information lacks accuracy

August 30, 2019
Online information on diabetic retinopathy is generally low quality and varies by source, a cross-sectional study of 11 medical websites found. …


Guide ‘emphasizes facts, not falsehoods’ about CBD use

August 27, 2019
Americans for Safe Access recently issued the Patient’s Guide to CBD to provide background on cannabidiol and recommendations regarding its…

Meeting News

Grassroots to glass ceilings: WIO addresses inequities in ophthalmology

August 26, 2019
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — There continues to be a “leaky pipeline” on the way to holding higher-level faculty positions for…

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Preparation is key to holding ‘crucial conversations’

August 26, 2019
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — In his role as Allergan’s senior vice president of specialty therapeutics, Jag Dosanjh conducts…

OSN cover story focuses on ophthalmic drug shortages

August 24, 2019
Some features in the Aug. 25 issue of Ocular Surgery News focus on ophthalmic drug shortages and the use of generic drugs in such shortages. Here…


BLOG: Disrupting your surgical referrals

August 20, 2019
One concern shared with me by eye surgeons is what would happen to surgical volume if referral sources are pulled away. That threat may still be far…

Wyanoke Group announces Healio rebranding

August 19, 2019
In an effort to improve the user experience for its health provider audiences, the Wyanoke Group is rebranding its live event, digital and publishing…


Would you recommend generic drugs to a family member?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2019
Would I prescribe generics to my family? Yes. I believe that all physicians treat all of their patients like family. I do as well. I prescribe…

Lindstrom's Perspective

No easy answers to address drug shortages

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
According to the April 2, 2019, FDA drug shortages list, there were 270 current drugs in shortage across 26 therapeutic fields. The ophthalmic drugs…