Royce Chen, M.D., an ophthalmologic surgeon at NY-Presbyterian Hospital, was looking at far more than eyes once the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York. He and other physicians were redeployed to the ICU to help care for the new influx of patients. His article addresses an interesting question - which specialties were hardest hit? And how did physicians in the New York area feel about the PPE provided for them? (Hint: not so good.)
This phrase sound so lyrical, but it refers to the subsequent care and actions of patients and physicians after some initial test. For low-value testing, it results in unwarranted worry and costs.
Whether occupationally, recreationally, or induced by a run-of-the-mill activity, ocular issues involving objects is not rare. And the summer is a prime time for things, propelled by the wind, to land in the eye.
We hear a great deal about blood sugar while talking about diabetes. But the problems triggered by it have another common theme.
Anthem's new policies contribute to the detriment of patient safety. The insurers "cost-saving" measures create more problems than solutions, while generating questionable financial benefits.
New titles like “clinician,” “advanced practitioner” or “provider” are masking a stark reality. People will be able to practice medicine without ever attending medical school, performing rigorous residencies or be comprehensively and extensively trained as physicians. It's a frightening – and very real – trend.
When greed trumps science, we all lose. Three women suffered severe vision loss after treatment at the same private "stem cell clinic." Here we address what went so very wrong – and how it can be avoided.
Critics of amending existing contact lens legislation, to protect patient safety, are deceptively misleading the public. In no way does a 2004 bill impede a patient’s ability to order contact lenses from an online vendor. Alas, the free market is safe.