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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: 

Check out the EyeNet blog page to read more posts.

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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.

In the video above, Dr. C. Stephen Foster performs PPV in a case of juvenile uveitis.

Make sure to read the accompanying Clinical Update, “Considering PPV in the Treatment of Juvenile Uveitis.”

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Morning Rounds

The Patient With Masquerading Blindness

The 45-year-old man presented with a four-day history of painless, decreasing vision in his left eye. What's your diagnosis? (more)
July/August Morning Rounds
News in Review

In the video below, Dr. Heloisa A. Maestrini demonstrates the surgical technique for needle revision with MMC to revive a failed filtering bleb.

To read more, check out the News in Review  story, "Tx for Failed Blebs: Late Needle Revision." 


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