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June 24th, 2022
In a published statement in JAMA Network on May 24/31, 2022, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found that there was insufficient evidence for screening for primary open-angle glaucoma in adults. They could not find a way to balance harms…

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May 2nd, 2022
As a practicing ophthalmologist, I saw many patients who had developed blurred vision, glare, or trouble reading. These patients needed to understand that cataracts were the cause of their vision problems and how the cataracts developed and how…

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February 16th, 2022
For senior services, especially the vision impaired, consider caring.com. Those caring for older relatives will appreciate the links provided by this organization. Positive reviews; people who help with difficult situations that require assisted…

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January 25th, 2022
Anyone can win at poker when dealt a royal flush. But what can you do when the cards you are dealt don’t appear winning at all? My answer: Make the best of what you have. Recently I learned of a colleague who sustained a broken back in an…

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December 16th, 2021
The holidays are a time for sharing gifts and for hopes of a brighter year ahead. I want to thank those people who follow me on social media and who have taken the time to write to me. Your reaching out has been a real gift to me in my…

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December 13th, 2021
“Physicians can exert their influence in a health care environment to put the patient-physician relationship at the center of the enterprise. Working with middle-market employers (between 200-2,000 employees), some companies pair bold doctors with…

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November 23rd, 2021
“Take it or leave it” is not negotiation but coercion. Physicians have been subject to this tactic for much too long. As an ophthalmologist in clinical practice for nearly four decades, I experienced too often what a recent author on KevinMD…

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October 17th, 2021
https://www.startengine.com/vxtra-health My threefold reasons are what drive me. Help Rebuild Trust I want to help rebuild trust in healthcare, starting with the patient-physician relationship. I believe that any model for healthcare reform…

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