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May 2011

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10 Approaches That May Push Back AMD

Numerous drugs for the treatment of wet AMD are currently under study. From anti-VEGF drugs to radiation and integrin agonists to gene therapy. EyeNet looks at 10 of the most talked-about strategies. (more)

The slideshow below presents Ophthotech's E10030 and ARC1905, and each therapy's method of action. (Slides provided courtesy of Ophthotech.)

And in this month's EyeNet Extra, The Retina Practice—Improving Efficiency, a host of experts provide strategies for physicians and office managers in this new era of intravitreal injections.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mystery Image: What do you see?

 
 
Morning Rounds

The Red Eye From Rio

The young immigrant had been working long hours in a pizzeria when he began suffering pain, redness and decreasing vision in his right eye. What's your diagnosis? (more)
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Opinion

Medical Loss Ratios: Another Chance to Game the System?
 


Certain commonly used words and phrases offend me. Like “provider,” for example. Another term that rankles me is “medical loss ratio,” abbreviated MLR, which refers to the percent of premium a health insurer actually has to pay on behalf of insureds when they obtain health care.

It takes some detail to explain what’s distasteful about MLR. By contrast, it doesn’t take any explaining to see what’s wrong with “provider.” It’s because the system’s already been fully gamed on that one. (more)
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