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December 2014

Features

Payment considerations for dropless cataract surgery
By Kevin Corcoran
The supply and administration of these injections can’t be separately reimbursed.

Manage MGD to stem dry eye
By Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS and Kendra Davis, COA
New diagnostic tools, treatments make doing both easier.

The treat-and-extend approach to wet AMD
By Jaclyn L. Kovach, MD
Evidence shows an anti-VEGF therapy strategy can reduce treatment visits while preserving visual acuity.

Know the systemic effects of ocular steroid therapy
By Luke Moore, MD, Constance O. Okeke, MD, MSCE, and John Sheppard, MD, MMSc
Think outside the eye while using topical corticosteroids.

Alternatives to excimer for thin cornea patients
By Amin Ashrafzadeh, MD
How technology is addressing the limits of the residual stromal bed.

Assess narrow angle glaucoma with AS-OCT
By James S. Lewis, MD
Utilize anterior segment OCT images to confirm and help explain diagnoses.

Ocular trauma in the Global War on Terrorism
By Col. Raymond I. Cho, MD, FACS
Lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan

New IOLS in the US and Beyond
By Lisa B. Samalonis, Contributing Editor
New lenses and materials are debuting across the globe. Here are some highlights from recent additions to the market.

Time to re-evaluate your physician compensation model?
By René Luthe, Senior Associate Editor
If you must open that can of worms, keep these guidelines in mind.

Departments

Viewpoint
Larry E. Patterson, MD
New thinking on dry eye and MGD

Quick Hits
By Bill Kekevian, Senior Associate Editor

CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
By Suzanne Corcoran
Fundus coding stays the same, despite technology

Best Practices
By Richard C. Koval, MPA, CMPE
How to diffuse the group-practice time bomb

Corneal Clarity
By Thomas John, MD
A battle of biblical proportions

FEMTO FACTOR
By Scott LaBorwit, MD
Critical factors in a femto laser purchase

THE DIGITAL PRACTICE
By Peter J. Polack, MD, FACS
Becoming a process-centric practice

AAO NEW PRODUCT REPORT

New products showcased at annual meeting

SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE
By Zack Tertel, Senior Associate Editor
OCT device lets users capture precise retina, choroid images

THE ENLIGHTENED OFFICE
By Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
How to let an employee go




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