What you can learn from Iñigo Montoya

April 8, 2020
by Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO, ABCMO “My name is Iñigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!” Who has not heard…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Update on pharmacologic treatment of presbyopia

April 8, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2020, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, founder of Minnesota Eye Consultants and OSN Chief Medical Editor, discusses…

AMA: Science, not speculation, will defeat COVID-19

April 8, 2020
During an address to the National Press Club on Tuesday, AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, highlighted the importance of using scientifically…

Brace for impact of coronavirus: What now? What next?

April 7, 2020
Ophthalmology is a wonderful profession, but it is uniquely exposed to the adverse impacts of COVID-19. Just 30 days ago, America had a couple…
Meeting News

Alcon a “nimbler company” since spinoff from Novartis, president says

April 7, 2020
ATLANTA – Alcon is now able to bring more products to the market and provide better support to clinicians since its spinoff from Novartis a…
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VIDEO: Retina specialist updates Cleveland Clinic reaction to coronavirus

April 7, 2020
Rishi P. Singh, MD, discusses how the Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has been adapting to treat ophthalmology patients during…
Meeting News

Expert panel shares pearls on taking risks for practice growth

April 7, 2020
ATLANTA — Ted McElroy, OD, led a panel of optometric experts during a MedPRO360 special session at this year’s SECO meeting to discuss…

Zimura receives fast track designation

April 7, 2020
The FDA has granted fast track designation to Zimura for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to dry age-related macular degeneration…
In the Journals

PPE-associated headaches increase among health care workers amid COVID-19

April 7, 2020
Prolonged use of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic such as N95 masks and protective eyewear was shown to cause or exacerbate…

Contact lens wearers who switch to glasses may reduce odds of contracting, spreading COVID-19

April 6, 2020
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recently published recommendations for “coronavirus eye safety,” including how to limit the spread…

Appeals court reverses injunction against BlephEx

April 6, 2020
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed a lower court’s order regarding BlephEx’s ongoing patent litigation with Myco…

‘Unmasking COVID-19’: Healio to launch new podcast for front-line clinicians

April 6, 2020
Information about COVID-19 is evolving at a rapid pace. To help physicians stay informed of the latest developments, Healio is launching the…

ProQR’s Usher syndrome candidate shows positive interim data

April 6, 2020
Interim results of a phase 1/2 clinical trial of QR-421a has shown early evidence of activity in Usher syndrome, with 25% of patients experiencing a…
In the Journals

Eye-tracking technology can help determine TBI severity

April 6, 2020
Technology used to track vertical smooth pursuit helped diagnose moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury in a recent study published in…
Blog

SURGICAL VIDEO: Improve endothelial keratoplasty results

April 6, 2020
This is a case of pseudophakic bullous keratopathy with a subluxated three-piece IOL. In this approach, repair with glued IOL and single-pass…
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VIDEO: Pearls for canal-based microstents in cataract surgery

April 5, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2020, Savak Sev Teymoorian, MD, MBA, of Harvard Eye Associates in Laguna Hills, California…
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VIDEO: Clinic manager discusses implementation of telehealth with EMR in private practice

April 4, 2020
Mary Finnegan, COT, clinic manager at Eye Consultants of Atlanta, discusses the early stages of implementing telehealth for patient visits and how…

Telemedicine provides path forward for ophthalmology during COVID-19 pandemic

April 3, 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected the practice of medicine across all specialties, but with recently expanded CMS telehealth guidelines…

Optometry practice changes during COVID-19: Northeast response

April 3, 2020
Primary Care Optometry News previously spoke to doctors of optometry around the country about changes they have made in their practices during the…
What's Your Diagnosis?

Routine exam reveals unusual retinal findings

Primary Care Optometry News, March/April 2020
Catherine Hogan, OD, FAAO; Jim Williamson, OD, FAAO, FORS
A 70-year-old Caucasian man presented for an updated spectacle prescription. Ocular history included cataracts, monovision RK performed in 1997 and…