“In the Year 2525” was a Billboard #1 hit song in 1969, just four years after HR 6675 – a.k.a. the Medicare Act – was signed into law by President Johnson. In the year 2017, a recent JAMA editorial argues for consideration of ‘Medicare coverage of vision, dental and hearing services under Medicare’. Attention should be … More L♪♫♬”In the Year 2525, If Man is Still Alive, If Woman Can Survive…”♪♫, How Will Eye Care Be Perceived?
If you’ve wondered how quality clinical guidelines improve health and why they are so valued, this infographic is for you! (Note: Flash is needed for interactive graphics). An important part of my professional advocacy, health services research experience, and AOA service rolled into an infographic – one of the most concise I’ve seen detailing the … More How and Why Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines Improve Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes
I’ve been asked by colleagues more than once about the value of health care policy and its analysis, both from a broad perspective and on a more personal level. Just this week I opened my mail to find a recent Letter to the Editor of OT by colleague Greg Wolfe, OD, MPH from Tennessee: It references … More The Right Information At the Right Time
Another AOA Optometry’s Meeting in DC is a wrap! A week of little sleep, nonstop action, refueling with great frends, and taking care of the business of our profession. #OM2017 included two days on the Hill, AOA+ kickoff for new grads, and over 2300 students joining future colleagues for education, committee work, and … More A Special #OM2017 for the History Books
After eight months of my traveling across the country, sending emails, having interviews and making lots of phone calls, we’ve finally made it to D.C. and Optometry’s Meeting! It’s been a pleasure speaking with so many of you – thanks for sharing all of your feedback. I am so proud to be a candidate for … More Optometrys’ Meeting is Here!
The AOA Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for pediatric eye care represents a milestone, and now so does its national recognition timeline! Two days after being submitted, the AOA’s newest clinical practice guideline for pediatric eye care has been recognized by acceptance to the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) . The speedy NGC acceptance of this … More AOA Clinical Practice Guideline Accepted to National Guideline Clearinghouse in Record Time
An article in the European Journal of Ophthalmology recently featured in the press reported on the long-term outcomes in children with primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) who underwent angle surgery. The author of this retrospective study over a 21-year period reported the conclusion that “a favorable visual acuity (VA) outcome was achieved”. As an eye doctor who … More Exploring Reported “Favorable VA Outcomes” in Children with Primary Congenital Glaucoma and Surgery