Web conferencing brings the world to your computerOctober 1st 2001
Most ophthalmologists agree that the Internet is a valuable resourcefor provider education. In addition to e-mail, physicians probably mostfrequently use the Internet to access information on diseases and medications.Increasingly they are also using it to access major medical journals andonline continuing medical education programs.
Anterior Vitrectomy Aids Cataract Surgery ComplicationsOctober 1st 2001
Every comprehensive ophthalmologist performs anterior vitrectomy in association with cataract surgery complicated by vitreous prolapse. Even in the best of hands, rupture of the posterior capsule and vitreous prolapse occur in 1% to 2% of cataract operations.
Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL) will hold a networking reception and meeting Monday, April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. The event will take place during the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Low, high IOPs should be carefully monitored immediately following phacoApril 19th 5
Washington, DC — Patients who do not have glaucoma and those with glaucoma should be carefully monitored in the immediate postoperative period following phacoemulsification and at postoperative day 1 for low and high IOPs, according to Bradford J. Shingleton, MD.
OCT development, implications for the anterior segment surgeon focus of Innovators LectureApril 20th 2
Washington, DC — Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, was chosen to present the Charles D. Kelman Innovator's Lecture at the 2005 ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL, and Refractive Surgery in recognition of his work as the co-inventor of optical coherence tomography (OCT).
State regulations dictate E/M versus ophthalmology codesSeptember 17th 1
Today, when patients come for a visit, ophthalmologists have the discretionof using either the eye codes (92002 to 92014) or the E/M codes in billing.But, when is it truly appropriate to use a certain set of codes for a givenvisit? Unfortunately, there's no one standard. It all depends on the rulesset by the carriers in your state.
Radiation may have potential to treat subfoveal CNVSeptember 17th 1
Augusta, GA-Despite negative results in an early trial, effortsare continuing to determine whether external-beam irradiation can slow visionloss caused by subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in age-relatedmacular degeneration (AMD), said Dennis M. Marcus, MD.