Our profession has had to fight for the privilege of caring for our patients with ocular disease. With optometry as a legislated profession, these battles have occurred in every state and, as a result, optometric practice acts vary widely. Ophthalmology does not have to endure such travails. Ophthalmologists can do pretty much whatever is in their purview, as is their right.
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A National Eye Institute (NEI) study found that telemedicine can effectively screen for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and could potentially ease the strain on hospitals with limited access to ophthalmologists.
According to a recent article in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, Google Glass could change the way surgeons provide care in the operating room. This comes after some members of the American College of Surgeons were selected to be among the first to test out the device.
RxGen and ProLynx LLC, says data from a study performed in healthy adult African green monkeys shows that polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are appropriate supports to extend ocular pharmacokinetics of conjugated drugs.