Humphrey Field Analyzer HFA3:Improving on a Standard

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Report

The Humphrey Field Analyzer was first launched in 1984 as a means of automating the accurate yet arduous Goldmann manual kinetic perimetry test used to measure defects in the visual field. Over the years, the HFA has become the standard method used to assess and monitor visual field loss. Over 45,000 units are in use worldwide, providing clinicians with a standard platform for measuring, analyzing and communicating test results… Download the full article   ...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Ethics and Elective Eye Care

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Ethics and Elective Eye Care

Premium lenses and refractive lens exchange potentially increase the medicolegal risk for surgeons. Premium IOLs and laser cataract surgery, as well as other elective and semielective advances, provide additional benefits to patients but also additional costs. For the surgeon, these developments offer the opportunity to better satisfy patients and grow his or her practice, but they also pose unique challenges that can blur the ethical boundaries that were once clearly etched…             Download the full blog       ...

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A New Era in Healthcare: ALPHAEON

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Blog

  Earlier this month, we witnessed the birth of a new company called ALPHAEON. Those attending the recent American Society of Plastic Surgery in San Diego saw first-hand the debut of a company dedicated to improving patient outcomes as well as patient experiences.   ALPHAEON is the brainchild of Robert Grant, an industry executive who has been a client of mine while at the helm of multiple companies in the self-pay segment including Biolase (laser dentistry), Allergan Medical (Botox, Latisse, Juvederm) and Bausch + Lomb Surgical (LASIK and lens-based refractive surgery). He is an...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Social Media Update

Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Social Media Update

Common sense in social networking: there’s no app for that. Social media has cemented itself in the infrastructure of society and made serious inroads into health care. Almost 90% of physicians use at least one site for personal needs and more than 65% for professional purposes, according to “Doctors, Patients & Social Media,” a QuantiaMD report….               Download the full blog       ...

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When Mayday Becomes Payday

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Blog

One of the trickiest issues with technology is how to effectively support customers.    This can be as simple as helping customers recover their login to a password protected website or as complicated as setting up a new home entertainment system.   Today,  Amazon chief Jeff Bezos unveiled Mayday, a really cool approach to tackling this issue.  When you press a special “Mayday” button on their Kindle tablet, a live person appears in a video screen to help.  Within 15 seconds.  And they can takeover your screen and help you through whatever is frustrating you.     This is a...

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