DQSA Compliance Guidelines for Ophthalmologists: Get Ready for November 1st

When new regulations on how dispensers (including doctor’s offices) document the transfer and purchases of pharmaceuticals kick in on November 1st of this year, will your ophthalmology practice be prepared?Do you buy from distributors in full compliance with the law, who themselves obtain their products from compliant manufacturers?If you’re not prepared, or you’re not sure […]

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What Changes to the FDA Grandfather Clause Means for Ophthalmologists

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the ways in which modern drugs are produced, marketed and prescribed. However, the federal laws that affect this approval process weren’t always in place.Did you know that some drugs have largely been immune to these regulations for decades?Thanks to a loophole know as the “Grandfather Clause”, many older […]

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Does Downsize Matter? It Does If You Are Performing Small Incision Cataract Surgery

At the very leading edge of modern cataract surgery is the process of small incision cataract surgery, also known as micro incision cataract surgery (MICS).The appeal of MICS stems from the fact that it is a minimally invasive procedure which reduces postoperative corneal aberrations, and lessens the occurrence of induced corneal astigmatism.

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How Accutome Made Our First Ophthalmology Course a Success

My name is Scott Serbin, and I head up the development of provider education programs for Emergency Medical Associates (EMA).The flagship program I helped develop is the Advanced Emergency Medicine Conference, a regional EM conference, which draws EM providers from across the country. Within the conference, there are many different courses available that cover a […]

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Why Ophthalmic Pictor Retinal Imaging Has Advanced

Retinal imaging has been around perhaps a lot longer than most people realize. The very first ophthalmoscope was invented in 1850 by a doctor named Hermann VonHelmholtz.This was the first time in history doctors could actually view a living, human retina.Soon to follow was the further development and eventual introduction of much more advanced versions […]

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6 Steps to Protect Your Diamond Knife Investment

If you work at a surgical center, hospital or with a surgical ophthalmologist, you have a decision to make when it comes to your selection of disposable blades or diamond knives. For those of you who have made the choice to use diamond knives for surgical procedures, you certainly know the advantages: Cleaner, reproducible incisions […]

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