Ophthalmology Perspective

 
 
  • Key Data on Comorbidities in Type 2 Diabetes From EASD 2022   From EASD 2022, Dr Carol Wysham reports on advancing research for patients with type 2 diabetes and comorbidities, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular and renal disease.
  • Vaccine Adherence Hinges on Improving Science Communication Physicians are missing the mark when encouraging vaccine use because they aren't offering definitive messages in public settings, simplifying their language, and leveraging baseline knowledge.
  • How We Create--Then Blame--A Viral Underclass   Stephen Thrasher discusses his new book, The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide.
  • Posterior Capsule Rupture Dr Garg discusses posterior capsule rupture (PCR), one of the most common complications of cataract surgery.
  • Loan Forgiveness and Med School Debt: What About Me?   Bioethicist Art Caplan, PhD, talks about doctors who won't be getting loan forgiveness.
  • Ruminations on Healthcare Spending Neurologist Allan Block notes that in the past 3 years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services spent $18 billion on drugs "for which there's no proof of significant clinical benefit."
  • Why People Lie About COVID   Dr F Perry Wilson reviews a study about the COVID-related untruths freely told during the pandemic.
  • Gun Control: Physicians Speak Out 2022 Physicians reveal their priority for gun control among the country's top social issues and whether they think tougher laws are needed to address gun violence.
  • Medscape Residents Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2022 Residents discuss their social life, work-life balance, relationships, and mental health.
  • Medscape Physician Assistant Burnout Report 2022 PAs share their experiences with burnout and depression and whether it's spurred thoughts of leaving the profession.
  • A Virus Poised to Jump Species to Humans   Researchers show how close we are to another pandemic, and how it will start with zoonotic transmission.
  • The Dubious Value of Online Reviews Neurologist Allan Block describes online reviews of doctors by patients as "the wild west," with minimal rules and little if any oversight ― and argues that both good and bad ratings "mean nothing."
  • Medscape RN/LPN Compensation Report 2022 Nurses from the largest nursing specialties share their views in a new report on nurse income, including bonus pay, education, and certifications.
  • The Bionic Pancreas Triumphs in Pivotal Trial   We are closer than ever to a truly hands-free closed-loop insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes.
  • Substance and Opioid Abuse Report 2022 Physicians reveal their attitudes about substance abuse and how those challenges affect themselves and their patient's lives.
  • No Such Thing as an Easy Fix Neurologist Allan Block notes that although it's common for people to look for shortcuts, there's no easy fix when it comes to research — and life in general.
  • UKPDS Legacy Effects: The Importance of Treating Hyperglycemia Early   Dr Holman gives an update on the latest findings from the UK Prospective Diabetes Study. What have we learned from 44 years of data on complications in type 2 diabetes?
  • Infographic: Incomes Climb for Young Physicians For physicians younger than 40 years, average compensation rose in 2021 at rates even faster than for their older peers. However, a pay gap persists between younger male and female doctors.
  • Young Physicians Compensation Report 2022 Medscape's Young Physician Compensation Report 2022 explores changes in overall income, incentives, and attitudes about work amid recovery from a very tough year.
  • The Best Reason to Get an Omicron Booster   Perry Wilson is getting an Omicron booster, but his reason for doing so might not be what you think it is.