Archive for July 2017
One of the topics that has come up frequently in hospital-wide meetings that I’ve attended lately is the role of phone apps in health care. We have been presented with the idea of care via phone, where someone essentially presses a button in an app and gets to video chat with a health care provider.…Read More
Doctors and Health Insurance
One of the things that I have learned in practice is that I didn’t learn something in my training. Only after starting work did I realize that patients think that doctors know things about health insurance. While we may know more than the average person since we have to deal with it more often, with…Read More
Cataract Surgery and Infections
In my opinion, cataract surgery is close to, if not definitively, the most reliably successful thing we do in medicine. So, if someone gets a bad infection after surgery, it’s especially painful for both the patient and the surgeon, who are both expecting great results. Fortunately, infections inside the eyeball after cataract surgery are very…Read More
Why is my eye stinging?
One of the most common things I hear from my patients in the office is that they have bouts of stinging of the eye. Usually it is just one eye, but sometimes it is both eyes. Often, it has never happened before. Even more frustratingly, it often does not happen at the time they come…Read More