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March 2011

Glaucoma Paradigm Shift
Eight interventions match patients to no-drop, no-trab solutions. (more)

OphthPAC: Making a Difference on Capitol Hill
With 25 years of advocacy experience, OphthPAC is still going strong. (more)

Ethics & Economics
The Lucentis rebate goes to the heart of conflict-of-interest issues. (more)

Ophthalmic Pearls

The Nuts and Bolts of Keratoprosthesis

In both the March and April EyeNet, Ophthalmic Pearls features a two-part series on keratoprosthesis. In this month’s issue, the focus is on patient selection and implantation. April’s issue will look at postop management. The images above provide a quick glimpse of the topic.

Read the March installation "The Nuts and Bolts of Keratoprosthesis, Part One." And come back next month for Part Two. 

March Blink 2011

Mystery Image: What do you see?

Morning Rounds

“Our Daughter’s Eye Seems Different”

The patient presented with superotemporal fullness of the right upper lid, as well as proptosis and downward displacement of the right eye. What's your diagnosis? (more)
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Surgical Innovation: How to Strike the Right Balance?

When should we embrace innovation and when should our skepticism reign? In an era of scarce health care resources, should we smother innovation by requiring a substantial evidence base before reimbursment is allowed? Or should we allow payment during a trial period, during which a new device or procedure can prove itself? (more)

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