Atlanta-As CIBA Vision Corp. finalizes the sale of its surgical business, a significant portion of the portfolio is being divided. Many of its products are either being sold to a French company, returned to their Israel-based developers, or still in negotiations.
Q I am getting close to retirement and I am confused as to how much income I should plan on taking from my investment portfolios. I fear that I will be running out of money too soon and have no idea as to which portfolio I should take income from. Could you please offer some suggestions as to how I might proceed?Attempting to calculate these seemingly unlimited variables is turning out to be one of the most frustrating and confusing ordeals of my career.
Patients considering refractive surgery are understandably nervous about undergoing procedures on their eyes. A physician who can listen to their concerns and address them all will gain their trust and their business.
As an ophthalmologist, you work too hard not to consider tax planning a priority. That is, of course, unless you like spending 40% to 50% of your time working for the IRS. Still, if you are like most physicians, you don't even dedicate 1 day per month to see how you could reduce your tax liability.
New Brunswick, NJ-Results of a retrospective study suggest that intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide may be a beneficial treatment for eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME), said Janet J. Chieh, MD.
North Dartmouth, MA-In today's competitive environment, optical dispensaries are under ever-increasing pressure to fill patients' prescriptions not only accurately, but quickly and cost-effectively. It may be time to think about taking the optical end of your practice to the next level, by adding a finishing laboratory, or possibly, even taking a larger jump and setting up a complete surfacing laboratory.
QCould you please explain how the new tax-reform law will affect my tax bracket and investments?
Boston-Genetic researchers are trying to identify the genetic causes of several conditions that seem to predispose individuals to secondary glaucomas, according to Janey Lee Wiggs, MD, PhD. She reviewed the current knowledge of the molecular genetics of the secondary glaucomas.
Plainville, MA-The Hilsinger Co., a supplier of eyewear and eye-care accessories in the United States and the United Kingdom, has been acquired by two private equity investment firms.
Q Should I consider making annual gifts to my grown children? If so, what amounts can I givewithout paying a gift tax?