Tamsulosin-intraoperative floppy iris syndrome link is urged to be considered by primary care physiciansAugust 1st 2009
A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, an editorial in American Family Physician, articles in the general media outlets, and an updated patient advisory statement from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology aim to further education primary care physicians and patients about the association between a patient's use of tamsulosin and complications or difficulty during cataract surgery.
Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Program: A rite of passage for residentsAugust 1st 2009
One resident wonders, what does your Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Program score say to others about you as a resident? With the exception of applying to oculoplastics fellowships, in the global scheme of things, it may make no difference. On the other hand, some residents wished they had done better because they would have been thought of more positively within their program.
Learning disabilities not caused by vision problems, according to researchJuly 28th 2009
No scientific evidence supports the view that subtle eye or visual problems cause learning disabilities, according to a revised policy statement on learning disabilities, dyslexia, and vision issued by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Specialty eyewear has never looked so goodJune 15th 2009
Terms such as quality, style, and value may not be typically associated with the specialty eyewear industry. Certain brands are crossing the divide and making an appearance in corporate and industrial settings to provide protection and aesthetics in one package.
Online eyeglass buys: A potential threat to dispensing ophthalmologistsJune 15th 2009
The emerging trend toward the purchase of eyeglasses online is a threat for dispensaries. Even if the trend were to take hold, not everyone will choose to purchase eyeglasses online. Plan how your practice will react.
Boys with intermittent exotropia more likely to develop mental illnessJune 9th 2009
Children with intermittent exotropia, especially boys, appear more likely to develop mental illness by young adulthood than children without strabismus, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology
Four percent of older U.S. men have dry eye diseaseJune 9th 2009
Dry eye disease is common among American men aged more than 50 years and its prevalence increases with age, high blood pressure, benign prostrate disease, and the use of antidepressants, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.
Study compares M-SICS, phaco in charity camp populationMay 1st 2009
To answer the question of whether quality - specifically, uncorrected vision, astigmatism, visual rehabilitation, and safety - is sacrificed when M-SICS is performed instead of phaco, Sanduk Ruit, MD, Geoffrey Tabin, MD, David F. Chang, MD, and colleagues conducted the first prospective, randomized trial of phaco versus M-SICS in a charity camp population.