Author: Healio ophthalmology

New concept sulcus-implanted IOL may provide true accommodation in presbyopic eyes

A novel sulcus-implanted lens based on free-form optical surfaces showed promising results in providing patients with 2 D to 5 D of true accommodation. The AkkoLens Lumina is a hydrophilic acrylic IOL made of two optical surfaces that shift perpendicular to the optical axis thanks to vectorial forces generated by the ciliary body during the accommodation process, OSN Europe Edition Board Member Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD, told Ocular Surgery News.

BLOG: The value of educational meetings

I’ve just returned from the Hawaiian Eye meeting, an 18-hour door-to-door trek. As I unpack and organize for tomorrow’s return to ordinary work, still bleary, I ask myself, “Was the trip worth it?” For the third year in a row, the answer is, “Yes!”At Hawaiian Eye, the intimate size (less than a tenth the size of the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting) and proximity of the physician, administrative and allied health lecture halls encourage a blending of attendees that is not present at larger meetings.

BLOG: Let the sun shine down – CMS releases final reporting requirements for manufacturers and GPOs

On Feb. 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its long-awaited final rule regarding the implementation of the physician payment sunshine provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The final rule does not create any new prohibitions on payments to physicians and teaching hospitals, but rather sets out new dates and requirements for manufacturers and other entities to collect data about their payments to physicians and other “covered recipients” and submit that information to CMS. Applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) must begin to collect this (Read more...)

BLOG: Raising your awareness of your interactions with lay staff

Doctors often ask me, “How tough should I be with my staff?” Consider America’s marsupial, the humble opossum. Biologists know that “playing possum” is not some coy act. The animals actually pass out from sheer terror. Do your staff members look similarly dazed when you approach them? Or, at the other end of the spectrum, are you ophthalmology’s Rodney Dangerfield, so meek that you get no respect?