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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Nov 2017


Ophthalmology News (906)

Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Severe functional limitations are reported among children with microcephaly and laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection in infancy, according to research published in the Dec. 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbid Read More >
Functional Limitations Ongoing With Congenital Zika
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Individuals who consume hot tea daily may have a lower risk of developing glaucoma, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Read More >
Hot Tea Consumption Tied to Lower Odds of Glaucoma
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Requiring insurers that participate in Medicare or Medicaid to also participate in Marketplaces in the same geographic area could improve access to insurance, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs. Read More >
Making Insurers Participate in Marketplace Could Cut Volatility
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 - Prasugrel carries no increased ocular risk compared with clopidogrel, and dabigatran and rivaroxaban may reduce risk compared with warfarin, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Read More >
Ocular Safety Profile of Novel Oral Antithrombotics Explored
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - For postoperative patients there is considerable variation in the amount of opioids prescribed at hospital discharge, according to research published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Read More >
Amount of Opioids Prescribed After Hospital Discharge Varies
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 - A deep learning algorithm can detect metastases in sections of lymph nodes from women with breast cancer; and a deep learning system has high sensitivity and specificity for identifying diabetic retinopathy, according to two studies published online Dec. Read More >
Artificial Intelligence Promising for CA, Retinopathy Diagnoses
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 - Health care spending growth slowed in 2016 following faster growth in 2014 and 2015, according to research published online Dec. 6 in Health Affairs. Read More >
Deceleration in Health Care Spending Growth in 2016
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 - Few patients have conversations with providers about the cost of glaucoma medications, according to research published in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science. Read More >
Few Patients, Providers Discuss Costs of Glaucoma Medications