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Read articles from OSN’s Aug. 10 issue online

The cover story in the Aug. 10 issue of Ocular Surface News focused on dry eye therapeutic and diagnostic devices. Here are five more articles from the issue you might want to read: Challenges in Ophthalmology with April SteinertContemplating retirement and the years surrounding itRichard L. Lindstrom, MD, explains his challenge of passing the baton while remaining active in ophthalmology. Read more. Complications ConsultFlap motility sign helps determine extent of anterior capsular tearSurgeons...


Anti-VEGF beneficial in patients with DR undergoing cataract surgery

Phacoemulsification cataract surgery combined with prophylactic intravitreal bevacizumab is an effective treatment in the short term in patients with coexisting diabetic retinopathy, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data.Cataract surgery in patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR) is known to accelerate the progression of DR and exacerbate diabetic macular edema. The purpose of the study was to assess whether intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) might prevent or mitigate ...


Iridex posts $3.3 million net loss in second quarter

Iridex reported a net loss of $3.3 million, or $0.28 per share, in the second quarter of 2018 compared with a net loss of $2.75 million, or $0.24 per share, in the second quarter of 2017.Revenues for the quarter increased to $10.3 million from $10 million in the previous year’s second quarter, according to a press release.The company’s operating expenses were $7.6 million compared with 2017’s second quarter costs of $7.2 million.Iridex had cash and cash equivalents of $16 million as of June 30....


VIDEO: Physician leadership development ‘now more than ever’ imperative

AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Karen L. Woods, MD, of Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates, discusses her presentation on how to develop leadership in a medical practice.“This is a very important topic,” Woods told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “I think many people don’t have a good understanding of [leadership]. There’s a lot of science behind leadership and developing leadership traits. One very important aspect is the root of yo...


VIDEO: ASGE works toward movement on MIPS, MACRA

AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE, interim Division Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at University of Colorado School of Medicine and president of the ASGE, discusses how to best build a leadership team.Additionally, Edmundowicz highlights a discussion from the conference that reviewed the new CMS proposal regarding E&M coding.“This is a very important issue for all of our members and I want to assure you that we...


5 things you didn’t know about scleral lenses

by Elise Kramer, ODScleral contact lenses rest their weight on the sclera and vault over the cornea. These lenses are effective for resolving vision-related issues secondary to irregular corneas, refractive errors and many other conditions.However, while scleral lenses are often the norm in advanced contact lens practices, they tend to be unfamiliar territory for primary care optometrists.To help you understand these lenses, why they work and how they are typically used, we compiled this list of...