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Modern Medicine Cases

Findings of a study determining the prediction error in the magnitude of residual astigmatism after cataract surgery with a toric intraocular lens (IOL) suggest that use of intraoperative wavefront aberrometry for toric power selection could enhance the refractive outcome in a large subset of eyes.
The transcription factor "retinoid-related orphan receptor-alpha" (RORA) has been identified as a regulator of T regulatory (Treg) genes responsible for suppressing allergic skin inflammation, researchers report.
It is not realistic for patients to be prepared to respond when they are given news of a disease or disorder. Many times, patients are caught off guard at the mention of disease and assume a blank stare. What questions are they supposed to ask? Will Smith, OD, anticipates these questions and provides staff with information to keep patients informed.
Addressing the physician shortage through early mentoringChangeMaker Ira Rubin, MD, and his son, Zachary, discuss the value of reaching out to young people interested in medicine to make today’s students tomorrow’s physicians.
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Top DPC mistakes physicians can learn from Brian Forrest, MDIn this podcast, Dr. Forrest highlights the failures he has experienced over the years since starting a DPC practice, and explains how other physicians can learn from his mistakes.
Trump administration promotes patient ownership of health data
Trump administration promotes patient ownership of health dataCMS announces a commitment to give patients control of their records.
3 tips for negotiating value-based contractsPhysicians can best prepare for success by working with payers on the right parameters.
Hyper-reflective subretinal infiltrates visible on spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) could help diagnose primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL), researchers believe.