The corrections following phacoemulsification and IOL implantation that are achievable today are a far cry from those commanded in the 1970s when 20/40 corrected bilaterally was considered an accomplishment following implantation of the early IOLs.
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A record number of ophthalmologists hit the hallways on Capitol Hill last month to urge their legislators to protect Americans' access to eye care and boost funding for eye research.
Epimacular brachytherapy was described as "interesting and encouraging" at the 2-year time point for treating exudative age-related macular degeneration that had been previously treated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections.
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology closed its 2012 annual meeting with more than 12,500 participants – its largest attendance ever.
Losing staff is a devastating experience.
Adoption of electronic health record technology has been slow, particularly among ophthalmologists.
Ophthalmologists expressed a little more optimism than primary-care physicians, when asked to evaluate the financial state of their practices in a national survey conducted in 2011.
The golden rule, a maxim the author learned in kindergarten, remains crucial to his practice of medicine today.
Though advances have been made in achieving better functional vision in some patients with ocular injuries, the overall rates of improvements in visual acuity have remained static for three decades.