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Why (and How) You Should Use ICD-10 Codes for Social …

By using the ICD-10 codes for social determinants of health, you can support your E/M coding and assist analysts who are using the IRIS Registry and payers’ databases for their studies.

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It’s Time to Legalize Gay Eyes

It’s Time to Legalize Gay Eyes. By Susanne Medeiros. Jun. 30, 2022. Ophthalmologist Michael Puente, Jr., MD, was still a resident when he heard the story of A.J. Betts, a 16-year-old boy from Des Moines, Iowa who died by suicide after enduring years of bullying because he was different. A.J. was biracial, his cleft lip gave him a slight lisp

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COVID-19 Outcomes in Patients With AMD

COVID-19 Outcomes in Patients With AMD. To further explore the relationship between AMD and SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility and outcomes, Yang et al. stratified AMD subtypes and used propensity-score matching to reduce confounder bias in a large study of patients with SARS-CoV-2. They found that the presence of exudative AMD increases the likelihood

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What Is Macular Degeneration

By Kierstan Boyd. Reviewed By Ninel Z Gregori MD. Edited By David Turbert. Feb. 10, 2022. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a problem with your retina. It happens when a part of the retina called the macula is damaged. In this article: The two types of AMD.

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How to Choose a Cataract Surgeon

Follow these steps to choose a qualified, successful eye surgeon. Here are some steps to help you select an ophthalmologist for your cataract surgery. Talk with your regular eye doctor. If your current eye doctor is an ophthalmologist, they may be able to do your surgery. Or they may recommend someone else, depending on what you need.

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California Bill Threatening Patient Safety Advances

California Bill Threatening Patient Safety Advances - American Academy of Ophthalmology. Advocacy /. Eye on Advocacy.

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Counterclockwise Toric Rotation

Dr. Morgan Micheletti demonstrates how to safely rotate a toric IOL counterclockwise when the toric marks over-rotate clockwise. The advantage is that it will minimize in-the-bag IOL manipulation after removal of the ophthalmic viscosurgical device; this is accomplished by decreasing the required rotation from 160–179° clockwise to only 1

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Thyroid Function and AMD Risk

Views. Li et al. explored the relationship between thyroid hormone function and AMD using Mendelian randomization. They found that genetic variants predisposing patients to free thyroxine levels in the high-normal range were associated with greater AMD disease risk. However, there was no clear evidence of an independent causal relationship

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Noncycloplegic Measurements in Students

Noncycloplegic Measurements in Students. Measuring cycloplegic refraction in school settings can pose logistical and consent challenges, leading to suboptimal participation in school-based vision programs. Although noncycloplegic refraction in the same setting is less complicated, it’s unclear if this parameter is a viable starting point for

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Academic Global Ophthalmology

This course provides an introduction to approaching global ophthalmology experiences and the foundation for global ophthalmology education. You will learn how to engage in global partnerships and improve eye care sustainably.

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Silicone Oil Synechia Glaucoma

Silicone Oil Synechia Glaucoma. In this clinical pearl, Dr. Amar Agarwal talks about managing silicone oil synechia glaucoma, where patients have silicone oil in the eye and high IOP. To treat these patients, first review their anterior segment OCT images. If there is a closed angle, remove the oil and perform a single-pass four-throw

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Anesthesia for Glaucoma

Anesthesia for Glaucoma. Dr. Davinder Grover discusses methods for anesthetizing patients during glaucoma surgery. Before the pandemic, he would commonly use propofol (Diprivan) as a general anesthesia in his patients, but to keep the operative environment safer for health workers, he has moved away from total blocking, reducing the chance of

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The Patient with Transient Monocular Vision Loss

Drs. Anita Kohli and Amanda Redfern discuss how to approach the patient who presents with transient monocular vision loss. Coverage includes systemic diseases such as giant cell arteritis, acute ischemia, when to refer for urgent stroke workup, initial testing, and when to order or refer for MRI. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for

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Search Find Ophthalmologist Jobs Everywhere in the United States

Search hundreds of ophthalmology jobs for physician surgeons, retina, oculoplastic, glaucoma, cataract and more at the Ophthalmology Job Center, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

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