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
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
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