November 2013

Features

A Brave New World Awaits Ophthalmology

An ode to innovation that suggests the future is bright in eye care.

Cracking the Code of ICD-10

ICD-10 uses a new format, terminology and codes. Here’s what you need to know.

Mining Your Practice For New Revenue

Your current patients may be interested in premium lenses or cosmetic procedures.

Stuck With a Lemon: When Your EHR Fails

What to do when your electronic records system isn’t meeting your needs¬≠—or worse.

The FDA’s Struggle For Redemption

The embattled agency seeks to reinvent itself. Will budget cuts derail the effort before it gathers steam?

Staying Afloat in the Perfect Storm

With more patients, government monitoring and shrinking reimbursements, surgeons are looking for options. Here’s help.

Departments

Review News

Ophthalmic Product Development Insights

Editor's Page

Technology Update

Video Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

A new approach to detection appears to be just as effective as traditional methods, but easier to use—even by non-medical staff.

Retinal Insider

Dry AMD: Focus on Protecting the RPE

Reduction or maintenance of geographic atrophy lesion size in the retinal pigment epithelium has garnered increased attention.

Plastic Pointers

How to Recognize & Treat Thyroid Eye Disease

Early recognition of the clinical activity and severity of TED is crucial in determining the treatment and preserving vision.

Glaucoma Management

In-Clinic IOP: How Much Does It Tell Us?

Determining the clinical value of mean vs. peak IOP—and the possible importance of IOP fluctuation—remains a challenge.

Therapeutic Topics

Dry-Eye Tests: Reading Is Fundamental

A look at the damage dry eye causes and how reading tests might be good gauges of the disease’s clinical effects.

Refractive Surgery

Tackling the Tough Refractive Cases

These patients will put your refractive surgery skills to the test. Here’s expert advice on how to handle them.

Product News

Research Review

Wills Eye Resident Case Series

November 2013 Wills Eye Resident Case Series

‘Pulsating bubbles’ in his peripheral vision and vision loss prompt a patient’s referral to Wills’ Neuro-ophthalmology and Retina Services.