The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, recently advanced a step further in its historic shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement in order to reduce costs and improve quality. In this interview, Dr. Paul Lee talks about what this means for ophthalmology.
Dr. Purnima Patel reviews Protocol T, the DRCR.net’s comparative effectiveness study that showed aflibercept may be more effective than other anti-VEGFs in patients with diabetic macular edema, but only in those with worse baseline visual acuity.
Posterior capsule rupture can occur at any stage of cataract surgery. Taking advantage of advances in instrumentation, Drs. Mohan Rajan and Sujatha Mohan offer a 10-step guide for effective management of posterior capsule rupture.
Preferred Practice Pattern® guidelines are designed to identify characteristics and components of quality eye care. Developed by a panel of ophthalmologists with expertise in the guideline topic, a methodologist, and other experts, PPPs provide guidance for the pattern of practice, not for the care of a particular individual.
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