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July 2015

Features

The other Rand Paul: R. Paul, MD
By Ophthalmology Management staff
This Rand Paul — whose goal is also the Oval Office — tells his peers how he’ll fix the U.S. health-care system.

Using technology to find, and fight, DR
By SriniVas R. Sadda, MD
UWF imaging, Doppler OCTs and more are finding the telltale signs of diabetic retinopathy.

Treating retinal disease prior to cataract surgery
By Karen Blum, Contributing Editor
Failure to identify, attend to the pathology could affect your patient’s visual outcome.

Systemic drugs that can affect the retina
By Vanessa Caceres
A common treatment for rheumatological disease leads the way.

Is the treatment worth this price?
By Lindsey Getz, Contributing Editor
Sure, it’s a challenge to manage wet AMD. Some with a will are finding a way.

Learning to read retinal OCT
By Jessica G. Lee, MD and Richard B. Rosen, MD
Physicians who spend time understanding OCT’s lexicon will discover its diagnostic value.

Merging practices, melding identities
By Bruce Maller, Lisa Peltier and Dana Jacoby, MBA
Your practice is joining forces with another group; define success by more than bottom line growth.

Make your final plans for ICD-10
By Jeff Grant
The Oct. 1 deadline looms, so ensure your implementation is a success.

The unkindest cuts of all?
By René Luthe, Senior Editor
They might as well be. Retinal surgeon Jorge Calzada discusses CMS’s reductions and their multiple effects on his specialty.

Eyeing the effects of ocriplasmin
By Vanessa Caceres, Contributing Editor
Drug helps carefully selected patients, surgeons report as they continue to work on the why.

Departments

Viewpoint
Larry E. Patterson, MD
Rand Paul and positive implications

Coding & Reimbursement
By Suzanne L. Corcoran
When floaters require treatment

Quick Hits
By Zack Tertel, Senior Editor

Best Practices
By Richard C. Koval, MPA, CMPE
Spending money to save money

As I See It
By Paul S. Koch, MD, Editor Emeritus
A cut back in time

THE EFFICIENT OPHTHALMOLOGIST
By Steven M. Silverstein MD, FACS
Break old habits, earn from new ones

SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE
By Corrie Pelc, Contributing Editor
Enjoying the view

THE ENLIGHTENED OFFICE
By Cynthia Matossian, MD
New doctor on board: make a detailed list




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