Injecting a syringe of an unapproved treatment into a patient’s eyeball would be a nightmare scenario for most ophthalmologists. But that is what many major insurance companies are now suggesting doctors do. Read more on Health Policy Today.
By Susan Barajas When you have a disease nobody has heard of, it’s easy to feel alone. And when insurance companies make it harder for you to access treatment, it can become even more disheartening. I know these feelings all too well. Read more on Health Policy Today.
With the nation’s attention riveted on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, drugs that allow patients to deal with other serious medical conditions are falling by the wayside. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Read more on Health Policy Today.
From work to school, book clubs to coffee dates, people are online more than ever before. And eye care professionals are bracing for the inevitable impact on vision health. Read more on Health Policy Today.
A new study predicts an alarming increase in global vision impairment. The review of more than 500 studies found that the number of people who experience blindness and vision loss is likely to double by 2050. The finding suggests that advancements related to eye health may not be keeping pace with need. Read More.
More than 2 billion people globally have a vision impairment – nearly half of which could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed. That’s why World Sight Day, an international day of awareness held each October, focuses attention on the important global issue of eye health. World Sight Day provides a platform for organizations to encourage governments, corporations, institutions and individuals
How can policymakers keep care accessible for seniors with a debilitating vision condition called thyroid eye disease? By allowing for infused treatment at home, suggests a new survey of Medicare beneficiaries. As reported by the Vision Health Advocacy Coalition, home infusion could allow people to access thyroid eye disease treatment without risking exposure to the coronavirus or other infectious diseases, such as the
What do cataract, dry eye, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration have in common? They’re more prevalent in women. In fact, vision and eye conditions across the board disproportionately affect women. That’s why April serves as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, giving patients and advocates an opportunity to raise awareness, increase public education and urge women to prioritize their vision health. Women face
The verdict is in: personalized, patient-centered care is better care. That’s especially true when it comes to dry eye disease. A recent review published in The Journal of Clinical Medicine explores emerging areas of dry eye research that could benefit patients. New progress sparks hope for more treatment options that would support patient-centered dry eye care. Dry eye disease occurs when the eyes can’t produce