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Posts Tagged ‘Time saving ophthalmic products’

Will Gene Therapy Replace Medical Devices?

    What is the best solution for those with genetic disorders that lead to blindness? As an engineer, I tend to think that the answer should lie in some sort of novel device which solves the problem. For example, if the retina is destroyed, why not ‘plug’ an array of light detecting electrodes in […]

Quick, Reliable Pupil Testing for All

    For over a year, I have been working with Dr. Joe Ruskiewicz of Salus University (PCO) to develop a device which streamlines and standardizes pupil measurement and testing.  We call the device (pictured below) the APT (Accurate Pupil Tester).       The APT is two devices in one:  a pupilometer and an automated […]

When the Eye Drops Don’t Go In

    For drop-based glaucoma treatment to be effective, the patient must adhere to the dosage regimen and apply the medication correctly. The problem is that this doesn’t always happen. Drops are often installed improperly, not used, or not taken according to the prescribed regimen.     Improper installation of drops can be a huge waste of money. One […]

Is there a gorilla hiding in your practice?

We often fail to recognize hidden, unexpected factors in our lives.  It’s been said that focusing too much of our attention in a particular area may cause us to miss the obvious.  This phenomenon is called “inattentional blindness” and simply being aware of the phenomenon is an important first step toward reducing its effects.  Study […]

Retaining patients goes hand in hand with resolving patients’ concerns and complaints.

Dr. Joseph Eastern, a physican and surgeon in New Jersey, recently published an inciteful article on resolving patients complaints that I think is valualble to share.  Think of it as a checklist of how to plan and anticipate the inevitable concerns a patient might address. Dr. Eastern states that for most physicians, the resolution of […]