Archive for March 2019
I recently read some blog posts that made me think about the philosophy of ophthalmology. When patients come to see me, I feel that it is my job to figure out if there is anything wrong with their eyes and address their complaints. However, there is a subtle nuance to this that I don’t usually…Read More
Why Computer? Why?
Due to changes in regulations in health care over the last decade or so, most ophthalmology practices now operate using an electronic medical record (EMR). For practical reasons, a practice usually can’t employ its own IT department to help with the EMR. Often, the practice also doesn’t have its own servers to run the EMR.…Read More
What is a floater?
When I use the term “floater,” I am talking about a relative opacity in the vitreous cavity. The vitreous cavity is the biggest part of the “inside” of the eyeball. When people are young (e.g. most eight year olds), they have a formed vitreous “jelly” evenly filling that cavity. Over time, the vitreous changes, and…Read More
Back Ordered Medications
Lately, I have been hearing about certain medications, especially erythromycin ophthalmic ointment, being on “back order.” I’m not 100% sure what that means, but I have done a little digging into this. I am aware that there are some facilities that state that an item is on back order if their storage warehouse doesn’t currently…Read More