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Capabilities of telemedicine during a pandemic: Part II

September 12, 2020

Ranya Habash, MD, medical director, Technology Innovation, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, speaks on what she wished she’d known about telemedicine in ophthalmology five years ago, the impact of the pandemic in regards to FDA regulations, as well as why the future of telemedicine requires a new way of thinking.

As cyclosporine options grow, focus remains on the vehicle

September 10, 2020

Amid a surge in dry eye cases since reopening her practice during the ongoing pandemic, Lisa Nijm, MD, JD, shares how cyclosporine, a well-established form of treatment, poses both challenges and advantages for ophthalmologists.

COVID-19 pandemic driving jump in Medicaid enrollment

September 09, 2020

According to an analysis of Medicaid enrollment data during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, there has been an increase in enrollment during the crisis. This shift is likely to have a ripple effect throughout the healthcare landscape, including ophthalmology.

Capabilities of telemedicine for ophthalmologists during a pandemic: Part I

September 09, 2020

Ranya Habash, MD, medical director, Technology Innovation, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, speaks on the obvious and not-so-obvious capabilities of telemedicine available to ophthalmologists in the ongoing pandemic.

Survey: Pandemic could leave children with less access to ophthalmologists

September 05, 2020

A survey by the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus found that the COVID-19 pandemic could leave some pediatric ophthalmology practices highly strained, possibly beyond repair.

Investigators study COVID-19 ocular manifestations in children in China

September 03, 2020

A new study out of Wuhan, China where the novel coronavirus was first detected in late 2019 found that some children hospitalized with COVID-19 presented with series of onset symptoms that included conjunctival discharge, eye rubbing, and conjunctival congestion.

Identifying the value of physician assistants in ophthalmology

September 03, 2020

Divya Srikumaran, MD, assistant professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute (Johns Hopkins University), dicusses the results of a study published in the American Journalism of Ophthalmology regarding the growth and shift of the physician assistant profession into specialty care as well as the more valuable role PAs are taking in providing healthcare.

WHO initiative building coalition for system reforms COVID-19 recovery in Europe

September 02, 2020

Organization kicks off initiative as it views mental health as a key public health concern in the WHO European region, where more than 110 million people are living with some type of mental health issue.

Experts review state of AMD in 2020

September 02, 2020

Pandemic highlights need for longer-lasting agents to reduce treatment burden in evolving field.