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Students rally on Capitol Hill to promote optometry’s federal agenda

June 21, 2017

More than 2,300 students of optometry participated in a rally on Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to support the bi-partisan Dental and Optometric Care Access Act.

The American Optometric Association reported in a press release that Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and the chair of the House Republican Conference, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), also joined the effort.

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FDA commissioner calls for public input on lifting generic barriers

June 21, 2017
In introducing the FDA’s Drug Competition Action Plan, the commissioner announced his intent to assess ways FDA rules may be misused to create obstacles against…

BLOG: How does the lamina cribrosa change with glaucoma?

June 21, 2017
In my clinic, we see a lot of glaucoma (and glaucoma suspect) patients, and we are always running retinal nerve fiber layer optical coherence tomography on them. This…

CMS proposes rule to increase flexibility, reduce burdens

June 21, 2017
CMS recently issued a proposed rule to update the Quality Payment Program as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to simplify reporting…
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Lampalizumab reduces geographic atrophy lesion progression

June 21, 2017
Monthly lampalizumab, a potential therapy for patients with geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, reduced lesion area progression by 20%…
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Diabetic Eye Disease Consults – Volume 2, Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of blindness among American adults aged 40 years and older. The prevalence…
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VIDEO: Kiawah Eye helps take practice from 'good to great'

June 15, 2017
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