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This retrospective review included 58 patients who underwent vitrectomy and membrane peeling for idiopathic macular epiretinal membrane.

Friday, May 18, 2012 - 10:45


Below are the benefits and discount programs available to FSO members.

  • Discount to Masters in Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
  • Subscription to The Florida Ophthalmologist – the FSO’s quarterly newsletter
  • Access to online Membership Directory
  • Legal discounts through Holland & Knight, the FSO General Counsel

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:30

Despite the recent exhortation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to “build  practice efficiency with highly-trained medical assistants” (written communication, March 15, 2012), the ideal solution for ophthalmology to the manpower crisis facing our specialty requires the physician extender to have a provider number so he/she could bill Medicare, Medicaid and other entities – while under the ophthalmologists supervision; the latter is interpreted in the statues to allow responsible supervision and control, and this requires, “except in cases of emergency, the easy availability or

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:30

From the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 14:00

From the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 14:00

From the American Academy of Ophthalmology

A survey of 408 patients with glaucoma shows that younger age is a predictor for anxiety, while older age and increasing glaucoma severity were risk factors for depression. The authors believe it’s essential for physicians to provide patients with appropriate psychological care as well as ophthalmological care to prevent them from developing anxiety and depression. British Journal of Ophthalmology, June 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 14:00

From the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 13:45

From the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 11:45

From the American Academy of Ophthalmology

As expected, a 27 percent reduction in payments is included in the proposed 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule released today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The cut is due to continuation of the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Ongoing, SGR-driven uncertainty will continue into the upcoming elections. If the SGR cut is halted as in past years, ophthalmology payments in general would increase by 1 percent in 2013, according to CMS.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 11:00

From the American Academy of Ophthalmology

This was the first population-based study on periocular infantile hemangiomas in the United States. Over the 40-year period analyzed, the incidence was 1 in 1,586 live births and was most prevalent in white females with unilateral upper eyelid involvement. One in 5 had a history of maternal infertility, and 1 in 8 were born prematurely. Nine (21%) had an additional hemangioma outside the periocular region. Archives of Ophthalmology, July 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012 - 10:45





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