Eyeworld

DEC 2012

EyeWorld is the official news magazine of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

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4 EW Table of Contents December 2012 Innovative ideas abound 30 WORLD VIEW 8 The current U.S. regulatory environment has produced some novel ideas on how to foster innovation by Michelle Dalton Adapting to new challenges Residency training programs evolving 32 John A Vukich, M.D. Residents are learning phaco and other ophthalmic surgeries and procedures by Erin L. Boyle Innovators in ophthalmology 35 Two ophthalmologists extend their work beyond the eye by Ellen Stodola Making headway with EHR systems 38 Cover image: Karl Brasse, M.D., EyeLand Design, Germany Perspectives from ophthalmologists in the EHR trenches by Vanessa Caceres Feature December 2012 Innovation: A look ahead NE W S & O PIN IO N Insights One for our side 19 Expert: Stage 2 final rule includes changes 3 Dr. Noreika interviews Nancey McCann, director of government relations at ASCRS���ASOA by J.C. Noreika, M.D., M.B.A. A health insurance expert outlines Stage 2 meaningful use for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs by Erin L. Boyle 13 24 Chief medical editor���s corner of the world Device focus Phakic IOLs and peripheral iridotomy 24 When anecdotes matter more than data The latest phakic IOLs don���t need PIs, but until those lenses are approved in the U.S., a PI is an integral part of the phakic IOL procedure by Michelle Dalton 13 Dr. Chang asks Parag Parekh, M.D., to share some of his thoughts on legislative advocacy by David F. Chang, M.D. 3 19 CATAR ACT Building a refractive cataract practice takes commitment to meticulous surgery, a premium environment, and technology that helps patients achieve their goals by Marc E. Bosem, M.D. R EF RA C T IV E S U RG ERY Considering Sj��grens syndrome patients for cataract surgery 20 Success with premium IOLs 11 Refractive editor���s corner of the world Take extra steps to ensure surgical success by Vanessa Caceres Posterior corneal astigmatism vital to calculating correct total astigmatism 26 Not measuring the posterior corneal astigmatism could result in incorrect estimation of total corneal astigmatism by Erin L. Boyle 15 Pharmaceutical focus Antibiotics on the edge 15 Battling corneal ulcers off-label with broadspectrum fluoroquinolones by Maxine Lipner 11 20 26

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