Facial Filler Can Lead to Ophthalmic Artery OcclusionsFacial Filler Can Lead to Ophthalmic Artery Occlusions
Off-label injection of wrinkle fillers into the forehead can lead to a half dozen types of ophthalmic artery occlusion, a new paper warns. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 10, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

New Options for Combined Cataract and Glaucoma SurgeryNew Options for Combined Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery
What are the newest surgical options for combined cataract and glaucoma procedures? Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 10, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Confused About Ophthalmologists' Place in ACOs? Here's HelpConfused About Ophthalmologists' Place in ACOs? Here's Help
Must you join a Medicare ACO to protect ophthalmic referrals? Will you be eligible for bonuses? Do Medicare and commercial ACOs pose a more serious problem? Experts weigh in. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 10, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

Visual Outcomes in DME Treated With RanibizumabVisual Outcomes in DME Treated With Ranibizumab
Why do some DME patients continue to have poor vision after ranibizumab therapy? This new study examines the issue. Eye (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 9, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fluorescein Angiography Details Vasculature in ROPFluorescein Angiography Details Vasculature in ROP
The imaging procedure demonstrates subtle changes in vasculature in bevacizumab-treated eyes with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), but must be performed by a skilled photographer for optimal results. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 8, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) 2014 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) 2014
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAPOS 2014. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 8, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Older Onset Predicts Better Esodeviation OutcomeOlder Onset Predicts Better Esodeviation Outcome
The older the child at esodeviation onset, the better the postoperative outcome. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 7, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Marfan Syndrome: New ChallengesMarfan Syndrome: New Challenges
Many individuals with Marfan syndrome remain undiagnosed, and in spite of a much-improved chance of a normal lifespan, the risk of sudden death remains for untreated individuals. Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 7, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

CMS to Soon Reveal How Much Medicare Pays Individual DoctorsCMS to Soon Reveal How Much Medicare Pays Individual Doctors
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will begin disclosing how much Medicare pays individual physicians as soon as next week. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 5, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Hormone-Glaucoma ConnectionThe Hormone-Glaucoma Connection
The relationship between postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy and the development of primary open-angle glaucoma is explored in this retrospective analysis. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 4, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

AAO Rolls Out Comprehensive Patient RegistryAAO Rolls Out Comprehensive Patient Registry
Data will help clinicians improve patient care and researchers conduct better studies, ophthalmologists say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 4, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

The Baby Who Never SmilesThe Baby Who Never Smiles
An 11-month-old baby presents to the clinic; she has had crossed eyes since birth, and her mother reports that she never smiles. Can you guess her diagnosis? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 3, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Ocriplasmin and Vitreoretinal Interface DisordersOcriplasmin and Vitreoretinal Interface Disorders
Learn about the safety and efficacy of intravitreal ocriplasmin for vitreomacular adhesion. International Ophthalmology Clinics (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 3, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Legalize Medical Marijuana, Doctors Say in SurveyLegalize Medical Marijuana, Doctors Say in Survey
A majority of doctors say that medical marijuana should be legalized nationally and that it can deliver real benefits to patients, a new survey by WebMD/Medscape finds WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 2, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Improves Vision in Patients With AMDCataract Surgery Improves Vision in Patients With AMD
Cataract surgery significantly improved visual acuity in patients with all levels of age-related macular degeneration severity. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 31, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Outcome in Eyes With KeratoconusCataract Surgery Outcome in Eyes With Keratoconus
A new study reports on the postoperative refractive outcomes in patients with keratoconus who underwent cataract surgery. What are the results? The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 28, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

House Votes to Delay Medicare Pay Cut and ICD-10 RolloutHouse Votes to Delay Medicare Pay Cut and ICD-10 Rollout
There will be no permanent repeal of the sustainable growth rate this year, as the House of Representatives has voted for a 1-year delay in physician payment cuts. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 28, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

For Ocular Melanoma Mets to Liver, Fotemustine DisappointsFor Ocular Melanoma Mets to Liver, Fotemustine Disappoints
For patients with uveal melanoma (UM) metastases in the liver, response rates and progression-free survival are only slightly better if fotemustine is given through the hepatic artery rather then intravenously, new data show. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 27, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Italian Watchdog Says Novartis, Roche Colluded Over Eye DrugItalian Watchdog Says Novartis, Roche Colluded Over Eye Drug
Italy's antitrust authorities said Novartis and Roche colluded to try to stop cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) from being used to treat a serious eye disease, and fined the Swiss drugmakers 182.5 million euros ($251 million). Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 6, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

A 51-Year-Old Woman With Blurred Optic Disc MarginsA 51-Year-Old Woman With Blurred Optic Disc Margins
A 51-year-old woman presented for a comprehensive eye examination with a complaint of blurry near vision and a history of migraines. What is your diagnosis? Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 6, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Challenge Source Type: news

American Glaucoma Society (AGS) 24th Annual MeetingAmerican Glaucoma Society (AGS) 24th Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AGS 2014. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 28, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

New ACA Insurance Causes Headaches in Some Doctors' OfficesNew ACA Insurance Causes Headaches in Some Doctors' Offices
Sheila Lawless is the office manager at a small rheumatology practice in Wichita Falls, Texas, about two hours outside of Dallas. Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 28, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ranibizumab Treatment for Neovascular AMDRanibizumab Treatment for Neovascular AMD
Are there risk factors for being a 'reduced responder' to ranibizumab treatment for AMD, and if so, what should clinicians be aware of? BMC Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 26, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bowman Layer Graft Strengthens Eyes With Keratoconus Bowman Layer Graft Strengthens Eyes With Keratoconus
Surgeons say they were able to lengthen the time that patients with keratoconus could wear contact lenses by grafting donor Bowman layers into the patients' corneas. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 25, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

2015 Cuts for Medicare Advantage Smaller Than Expected2015 Cuts for Medicare Advantage Smaller Than Expected
The funding level for next year is being carefully watched by physicians who could find themselves ejected from Medicare Advantage provider networks in the name of cost control. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 25, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Corneal Refractive Surgery-related Dry EyeCorneal Refractive Surgery-related Dry Eye
Dry eye is common after corneal refractive surgery. What are the possible interventions clinicians can consider to avoid, prevent, and treat this complication? Expert Review of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 21, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

ICD-10 Coding for OphthalmologyICD-10 Coding for Ophthalmology
ICD-10 is just months away. Here's a brief review of the changes to coding in ophthalmology. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 21, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

Anti-VEGF Agents as an Adjunct to TrabeculectomyAnti-VEGF Agents as an Adjunct to Trabeculectomy
Is bevacizumab as 'revolutionary' here as it is for other ophthalmic conditions? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 20, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Intracorneal Inlays for PresbyopiaIntracorneal Inlays for Presbyopia
A hydrogel inlay is liked by patients and their corneas for the correction of presbyopia. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 19, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Glucose Prompts Passing Glaucoma Fix in SomeGlucose Prompts Passing Glaucoma Fix in Some
In patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), topical application of glucose can lead to temporary recovery, according to Australian researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 19, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

A 45-Year-Old Man With Progressive Vision Loss in One EyeA 45-Year-Old Man With Progressive Vision Loss in One Eye
A 45-year-old man presents with progressive vision loss in one eye and decreased peripheral vision in the other eye. What is your diagnosis? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 19, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Better Solutions for AstigmatismBetter Solutions for Astigmatism
Dr. Roger Steinert reports how astigmatism correction during cataract surgery is improving, a fraction of a diopter at a time. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 19, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Ranibizumab and Long-Term Diabetic Macular Edema OutcomesRanibizumab and Long-Term Diabetic Macular Edema Outcomes
The benefits of individualized ranibizumab treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME) persist for at least three years, according to results from the RESTORE extension study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 17, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Bevacizumab vs Ranibizumab: Cost-Effectiveness for AMDBevacizumab vs Ranibizumab: Cost-Effectiveness for AMD
Bevacizumab is more cost-effective than ranibizumab for the treatment of newly diagnosed neovascular macular degeneration, according to a mathematical model. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 14, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Alfuzosin for BPH Linked to Fewer Snags in Cataract SurgeryAlfuzosin for BPH Linked to Fewer Snags in Cataract Surgery
Alfuzosin for benign prostatic hyperplasia causes fewer cataract surgery complications than tamsulosin. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 14, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Clinical Profile of Infectious Keratitis in ChildrenClinical Profile of Infectious Keratitis in Children
How does infectious keratitis develop and present in children, and how important is it for clinicians to quickly diagnose and treat. BMC Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 12, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vision Training May Help Patients With Glaucoma See BetterVision Training May Help Patients With Glaucoma See Better
Patients with glaucoma experienced vision improvements and faster reactions to stimuli after computer-based vision training. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 12, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

My Handy Toric IOL TrickMy Handy Toric IOL Trick
Dr. Roger Steinert shares a very neat trick for getting toric IOLs placed precisely where you want them. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 11, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

How ACOs Will Affect OphthalmologistsHow ACOs Will Affect Ophthalmologists
Although ophthalmologists don't have to join an ACO, new referral patterns could have a marked effect on them. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 10, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

SGR Bill Rolls Meaningful Use Into New Incentive Program SGR Bill Rolls Meaningful Use Into New Incentive Program
Medicare bonuses would max out at 12% and penalties at 4% in 2018 under a bipartisan bill that shifts reimbursement from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 10, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Laser-Assisted Cataract SurgeryLaser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
What are the benefits and drawbacks to femtosecond laser technology in the field of cataract surgery? This new study takes an in-depth look. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 10, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Outcomes of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking TreatmentOutcomes of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking Treatment
How successful is corneal crosslinking treatment in patients with progressive keratoconus, and what are some of the factors that could influence outcomes? Eye (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 7, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Glaucoma Drugs Similar in Trials, 'Real Life'Effectiveness of Glaucoma Drugs Similar in Trials, 'Real Life'
Eye drops to lower intraocular pressure are as effective in real-life use as they are among clinical trial subjects, a new study suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 6, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Visual Field Test Catches Some HCQ Retinopathy Missed by OCTVisual Field Test Catches Some HCQ Retinopathy Missed by OCT
Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography without visual field test misses nearly 10% of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy scotomas. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 5, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Medicare Doc Pay Change Would Boost Patient CoordinationMedicare Doc Pay Change Would Boost Patient Coordination
Expectations are high this year that Congress will finally reach an agreement to overhaul the way Medicare pays doctors for services, scrapping a method that's been the target of criticism for more than a decade. Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 4, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Retinopathy in Preemies Linked to Nonvisual Problems LaterRetinopathy in Preemies Linked to Nonvisual Problems Later
Children who were born prematurely and diagnosed with severe retinopathy were at increased risk of having nonvisual disabilities at age 5 years. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 4, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Anti-VEGF Drugs Making a Difference in Vision, Long-Term CareAnti-VEGF Drugs Making a Difference in Vision, Long-Term Care
Treatments for wet macular degeneration have made a difference in the number of Americans losing their vision and being admitted to nursing homes, a new study shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 3, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Seeing Double: Finding the Cause of DiplopiaSeeing Double: Finding the Cause of Diplopia
Which patients are most likely to benefit from neuroimaging? Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 31, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Estrogen May Slightly Lower Risk for GlaucomaPostmenopausal Estrogen May Slightly Lower Risk for Glaucoma
Estrogen therapy in postmenopausal women slightly lowered the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 31, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Corneal Transplant: Does Donor Age Matter?Corneal Transplant: Does Donor Age Matter?
The 10-year results of the Cornea Donor Study answer important questions about the use of older donor tissue for penetrating keratoplasty. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 29, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news