The Academy has released a statement by President Richard L. Abbott, MD, in response to the op-ed piece "Three Simple Ways Medicare Can Save Cost" (Aug. 11, Wall Street Journal) by John Goodman, president and CEO of the the National Center for Policy Analysis. Read it here.
The EyeNet Blog looks at the July/August issue through an international lens:
Buttons, Bubbles and Beyond: Lamellar Keratoplasty Advances
Refinements in techniques and tools are leading to thinner grafts and better-targeted corneal transplant surgery. Plus, treatment options when LK fails. (more)
Clinical Update: Pediatrics
Over the past few years, retina surgeons have debated the role of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in treating chronic and stubborn juvenile uveitis. The surgery has become increasingly efficacious and safe for children, and some specialists have become interested in using PPV as an alternative to long-term medication management in younger patients.