Opinion

Columns/Features

From The Editor

With Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO

PCON Editor Dr. DePaolis shares his perspectives on each issue's editorial coverage.

Glaucoma Perspectives

With Murray Fingeret, OD

Dr. Fingeret analyzes the direction of glaucoma management.

Tax Tips for the OD

With Mark E. Battersby

Tax law interpreted and applied to the optometric practice.

What's Your Diagnosis?

With Leo P. Semes, OD

Editor Leo P. Semes, OD, solicits authors with actual cases challenging readers to make the diagnosis based on clinical findings.

Social Media and the OD

With Agustin Gonzalez, OD

Dr. Gonzalez shares ways to communicate with patients and effectively market your practice.

Medicare Coding

With Charles Brownlow, OD

Dr. Brownlow offers advice on navigating the complexities of proper coding and Medicare regulations.

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Members of the Optometric Glaucoma Society discuss recent research and its relevance to clinical practice.

Worth Building

With Kenneth W. Rudzinski, CFP, CRCP, CLU, ChFC, CASL, CAP

Mr. Rudzinski provides tips on investments and retirement planning.

Bloggers

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The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association International is an interdisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to providing patients who have physical or cognitive disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury with a complete ocular health evaluation and optimum visual rehabilitation education and services to improve their quality of life.
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BLOG: What you need to know about college students and concussion

April 9, 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: Improve endothelial keratoplasty results

April 6, 2020

Various experts in the field of keratoconus share clinical pearls for managing and comanaging the condition as well as the latest diagnostic and treatment options, including corneal cross-linking. Image: John D. Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, and CLEI Center for Keratoconus

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BLOG: I made that cross-linking referral ... now what?

April 3, 2020

In his blog, Doug Rett, OD, FAAO, digs deeper into questions every eye doctor has had at one point in his or her career. He sees patients and works with students and residents at the optometry clinic for the VA Boston Healthcare System and will use his blog to bring the teaching points he sees in clinic to a larger audience. Contact him at doctorrett@gmail.com.

Disclosure: Rett has no relevant financial disclosures.

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BLOG: What is focal choroidal excavation?

March 31, 2020
Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO, focuses his blog on the role of the optometrist in health care reform – moving from primary eye care to primary health care. He is the chief medical officer of MARCH Vision Care, the co-director of the Low Vision/Contact Lens Service at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board. 

Disclosure: Edmonds is a consultant for March Vision.

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BLOG: ODs should close offices during COVID-19 pandemic

March 23, 2020

Josh Johnston, OD, FAAO, evaluates the nuances integral to success with new technology for premium cataract surgery. He is the clinical and residency director at Georgia Eye Partners in Atlanta. Johnston reports he is a consultant to Alcon, Allergan, Bio-Tissue, Johnson & Johnson Vision and Shire.

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BLOG: LASIK 2020 – Looking back, taking stock and a promising future

March 23, 2020

Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute optometrists Brooks Alldredge, OD, and Kerri Norris, OD, FAAO, discuss comanagement of cataract, refractive, glaucoma and corneal surgical cases, including surgical concepts and postoperative complications. The authors report no financial disclosures.

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BLOG: What to expect during corneal transplant postop

March 20, 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: Use your physician ‘superpowers’ during the coronavirus epidemic

March 17, 2020

Margie Recalde, OD, focuses her blog on the nuances of diagnosing and treating dry eye: the need for early intervention, tips for doctors just starting out and paradigm shifts in treatment. She owns Lifetime Optometric, a private practice in the Central Valley of California, and specializes in dry eye.

Disclosure: Recalde is a speaker/consultant for Allergan, Bausch + Lomb and Sun Pharma.

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BLOG: Tips for starting a dry eye practice

March 4, 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: Why my practice has evolved toward a personalized vision approach

January 9, 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: Your fees and the value of your practice

May 30, 2019
John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, focuses his blog on real-world comanagement cases with valuable take-home messages. Dr. Hovanesian is a specialist in cornea, external ocular disease and refractive and cataract surgery with Harvard Eye Associates in Laguna Hills, Calif., a clinical instructor at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board.
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BLOG: Take time to learn about new drugs, devices

May 6, 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: Dissecting DREAM, part 3: Wanted: an effective placebo

April 17, 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: Safe, short-term steroid use for dry eye flares

August 13, 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 1

January 11, 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: Using ERG to be proactive as opposed to reactive in glaucoma

January 27, 2017

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: Traumatic pseudophacocele

July 13, 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