Surgery

Bringing Incisions and Injections to Your Clinic

This article—the first of a four-part series on optometric scope expansion—discusses how to incorporate these services into your practice flow.
05/15/2022

Online Survey Yields RCE Patient Profile

Respondents—primarily Caucasian females—reported pain upon awakening, most often treated with hypertonic ointment. Debridement was somewhat uncommon.
05/13/2022

Updated Benchmarks For PDR Complications, Visual Outcomes

Techniques that have modernized since the 2000s have improved patient results.
03/29/2022

Non-ophthalmologists Can Perform YAG Capsulotomies, Too

This study found no change in outcome or complication rate when the operator was an advanced nurse practitioner.
03/03/2022

Those Pesky Floaters

Vitrectomy is a safe option to rid patients of vitreous opacities.
02/15/2022

On the Bubble

Silicone vitrectomy helps save eyes with severe globe trauma.
12/15/2021

Retinal Surgery Has a Carbon Footprint

Gas tamponade seems an unlikely culprit, but the amount of wasted gas left behind in too-large canisters is contributing to global carbon emissions.
10/11/2021

Clear Up Cataract Concerns

Properly understanding and addressing patient questions could make a world of difference in their visual outcomes.
07/15/2021

Wyoming ODs Earn Right to Perform Laser and Excisional Procedures

Statewide access to patients in need and demonstrable proficiency in the new services led to the move.
04/19/2021

Mississippi Pushes for Expanded Scope of Practice

Proposal includes oral steroids, lid lesion care and laser capsulotomy privileges.
02/09/2021

Upcoming Events

May 24, 2022

Early Identification and Timely Referral
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Carolyn Majcher, OD, FAAO, FORS, and Jonathan Jonisch, MD
7:00–8:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

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June 10-11, 2022

Intrepid Presents: Innovations and Implementations in Practice
Location: Renaissance Newport Beach
Program Co-chairs: Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO and John D. Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA
Earn 14 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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June 16, 2022

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients with Diabetic Retinal Disease
Location: The Palm Chicago
Speakers: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, and Dilsher Dhoot, MD
7:30–8:30pm CST

Sponsored by Regeneron

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