Ophthalmology News

Retinal Nerve Fiber Loss Linked to Disability in Multiple Sclerosis
Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors
At Least 2.2 Billion People Have Vision Impairment Worldwide
Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised
2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments
Aggressive Lowering of HbA1c in T1DM Does Not Reduce Eye, Kidney Disease
Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature
Hydroxychloroquine Blood Levels Predict Retinopathy Risk in Lupus
Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated
Infectious Disease Consultation May Lower Candida Mortality
Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019
Deep Learning Models Classify Disease From Medical Imaging
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.
Protected Health Info Breaches Compromise Sensitive Data
Rate of Opioid Rx Increasing for Incisional Ocular Surgery
Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care
Cancer Survival Increasing in High-Income Countries
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
Spending Up With Treatment in Hospital-Owned Practices
Mycophenolate Mofetil Does Not Top MTX in Noninfectious Uveitis
Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance
Retinal Vein Occlusion Linked to Higher Risk for CV Events
Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation Found in Med School Matriculants
Majority of U.S. Doctors Believe ACA Has Improved Access to Care
Netarsudil Lowers IOP in Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension
Online Information About Diabetic Retinopathy Is Poor
Exposure to Air Pollutants May Up Risk for Macular Degeneration
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
Patients Recall Few Suggestions for Contact Lens Wear, Care
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
Unused Pharmaceuticals Common After Cataract Surgery
Giant Cell Arteritis Occurs at Similar Rate in Blacks, Whites
Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs
Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians
$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case
National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy
First U.S. Trial Using CRISPR Within the Body Set to Begin
Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors
Female Ophthalmology Residents Perform Fewer Procedures
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
CDC Assesses Burden of Eye Disorders in Adults With Diabetes
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
Eye Drops, Ointments Sold at Walgreens Recalled
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Older Americans Generally Current With Eye Exams
Oral Steroids Increase Infection Risk in Inflammatory Disease
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
Impaired Vision Tied to Perceived Discrimination in Older Adults
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Vision Loss May Up Cognitive Decline-Related Functional Limitations
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Thresholds Found for Unilateral Optic Nerve Lesions in MS
Goggles That Record Nystagmus Could Help Diagnose Vertigo
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Cases Increased in 2004 to 2012
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
AAN: Eculizumab Reduces Risk for Relapse in Neuromyelitis Optica
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
ACS Sets Goal to Cut Cancer Mortality 40 Percent by 2035
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
Longer Duration of Statin Use Linked to Lower Risk for Glaucoma
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Guidelines Address Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Management
Observation Feasible Strategy for Some Eyes With Diabetic Macular Edema
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Patients Satisfied With Oral Sedation for Cataract Surgery
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
Calcium Intake Tied to Lower Rate of Late AMD
Older Patients With Vision Loss Have Higher Hospital Use, Costs
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Vitamins, Carotenoids Associated With Lower Risk for Cataract
High Rates of Visual Problems Seen in Stroke Survivors
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Contact Lens-Based Antihistamine Delivery Effective
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Ocular Protein Levels May Be Useful for Alzheimer Testing
Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Odds of Dry Eye Disease Up With Migraine Headache
Retinal Microvascular Changes Identified in Alzheimer Disease
Exfoliation Syndrome May Up Risk for COPD
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Heavy Smoking Linked to Damaged Spatial, Color Vision
Glaucoma Burden Increasing Globally but Not Equally
Preoperative Phone Visits for Cataract Patients Safe, Efficient
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy
Lower Self-Perception Observed in Children With Amblyopia
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Primary Care Providers Can Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Simulation Captures Performance With Multifocal Intraocular Lens
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use
Most Students Receiving Spectacles Wear Them at Follow-Up
Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Eye Infections in Newborns Advised
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Americans Used Less Eye Care in 2014 Versus 2008
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Statin Therapy Reduces Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy in T2DM
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Oculomotor Response to Head Impacts Studied in Youth Football
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
EHR-Linked Reminder System for Glaucoma Meds Perceived Useful
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Minimally Invasive Surgery Works Well for Detached Retina
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Dry Eye Found to Have Negative Impact on Prolonged Reading
Amblyopia Linked to Lower Self-Perception in Children
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
Calcified Nodules in Drusen May Signal Progression of AMD
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
EMR Data Can Predict Myopia Development
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Study IDs Early Life Factors Predictive of Myopia
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
Myo-Inositol Does Not Reduce Retinopathy of Prematurity
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
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