Audits overly burdensome to physicians

Nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize any federal officer or employee to exercise any supervision or control over the practice of medicine or the manner in which medical services are provided …— Medicare and Medicaid Act of 1965, Section 1801

A cheer to the new year with presbyopia correction

It is that fun but reflective time of year again when all premium surgeons chanted the famous Scots poem “Auld Lang Syne,” written by Robert Burns in 1778, at the click of midnight on Dec. 31 to head into the 2016 new year. This poem is used traditionally to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight but by extension has also been used to bid farewell to or end other occasions. The good news is the advancement of presbyopia correction by corneal inlays and more advanced (Read more...)

L-shaped scleral incision may be ideal for IOL explantation, insertion

In intraocular surgery, the placement of an incision has a lot of significance pertaining to the amount of surgically induced astigmatism and the wound architecture. Taking into consideration the anatomical location, among the various types of incisions, scleral incisions have played a significant role in phacoemulsification and in small-incision cataract surgery. A “J-shaped” incision, an “inverse J-shaped” incision and an “L-shaped” incision have been described previously by surgeons in both peer- and non-peer-reviewed literature, and they have been employed for performing phacoemulsification and also for introducing an IOL.The length and (Read more...)