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November 2014

Features

DME drugs multiply
By Veeral S. Sheth, MD, MBA, FACS and Seenu M. Hariprasad, MD
Two new steroid implants offer two-pronged attack, durability.

Diabetes, the eye, and the treatment of both
By Karen Appold, Contributing Editor
Diabetic eye disease creates a major challenge in the development of vision-sustaining drugs.

Which DME patients are right for surgery?
By Apurva Patel, MD
Despite an expanding formulary to treat diabetic macular edema, some patients’ singular situations call for a surgical approach.

A photographer’s perspective on DME imaging
By Bill Kekevian, Senior Associate Editor
While some practices rely solely on OCT, others continue to depend on fluorescein angiography.

Telemedicine brings teamwork to battling DR
By Seema Garg, MD, PhD
The new paradigm forges a logical partnership between ophthalmology and primary care.

Conjunctival tumor watch
By Carol Shields, MD
The appearance of these tumors can be deceptively harmless; some simulate other conditions. Most are benign, but even those require scrutiny.

Maybe downsizing is not the answer
By Zack Tertel, Senior Associate Editor
Industry experts say to thoroughly evaluate and consider all alternatives before scaling back your practice.

Interested in closing the ‘treatment loop’?
By Stuart Michaelson, Contributing Editor
Merely having a dispensary isn’t enough — first you need to appreciate business terms such as ‘capture rate.’

Return on experience – place a value on ROE
By Vance Thompson, MD, John Berdahl, MD, Alison Tendler, MD
While it’s not the primary goal, a quality patient experience can lead to a positive ROI.

Departments

Viewpoint
Larry E. Patterson, MD
Our Policy: The Door Is Open

Quick Hits
By René Luthe, Senior Editor

CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
By Suzanne Corcoran
Getting H&P right

Best Practices
By Maureen Waddle
Take me to your leader … if you have one

THE EFFICIENT OPHTHALMOLOGIST
By Steven M. Silverstein, MD, FACS
No shortcuts to success

IT ADVISER
By Joe Dysart
Facebook eliminates free-marketing ride

SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE
By Zack Tertel, Senior Associate Editor
PSF Integra offers a target system aimed at precision

THE ENLIGHTENED OFFICE
By Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
Patient surveys give us insights into our patients’ minds




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