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    Bausch + Lomb released its financial report for the first quarter of 2023.
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    Artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT correctly answered less than half of practice questions from ophthalmology board certification examinations, according to a study published April 27 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
  • Conjunctivitis a symptom of new COVID-19 strain

    Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, may be a symptom of the new strain of COVID-19, The Charlotte Observer reported May 2. 
  • ModMed celebrates 10 years in ophthalmology: 7 things to know

    Electronic health records and practice management solution ModMed is celebrating 10 years of providing services for ophthalmology practices. 
  • 2 ophthalmology ASCs to pay $17M to settle alleged Anti-Kickback violations 

    Madison, Tenn.-based SouthEast Eye Specialists, SouthEast Eye Surgery Center and the Eye Surgery Center of Chattanooga will pay $17 million to resolve alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute. 
  • Ophthalmology ASC developer strikes partnership with Corcoran Consulting Group

    Medical Consulting Group, a consulting company that has developed over 105 ophthalmology ASCs nationwide, has inked a merger agreement with ophthalmology billing, coding and reimbursement provider Corcoran Consulting Group. 
  • Top paying states for ophthalmologists | 2023

    The mean annual salary for ophthalmologists is $265,450, according to April 25 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey. 
  • Rhode Island ophthalmologist to pay $1.1M to settle kickback allegations

    Paul Koch, MD, the former owner of a chain of Rhode Island ophthalmology practices, has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle kickback allegations, according to an April 20 Department of Justice release.
  • UC San Diego breaks ground on 5-story vision center

    The University of California San Diego Shiley Eye Institute has broken ground on a five-story, 100,000-square-foot vision research center that will house labs, clinical trial operations and administrative and educational spaces. 
  • Ochsner Eye ASC founder dies at 83

    Ophthalmologist Bruce Ochsner, MD, founder of the Ochsner Eye Surgery Center in Wichita, Kan., died April 11 at 83, according to an obituary published in the Wichita Eagle.
  • Bausch + Lomb shakes up executive team

    Eye health company Bausch + Lomb has expanded its executive team, adding Bob Bailey as its executive vice president and chief legal officer and Andrew Stewart as its president of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. 
  • Visus Therapeutics taps former Novartis leader

    Biopharmaceutical ophthalmologic company Visus Therapeutics has added former Novartis leader Jehan Tamboowalla as its senior vice president of business development and marketing. 
  • Unifeye Vision Partners gains 17th practice

    Unifeye Vision Partners has partnered with Kings Eye Center in Hanford, Calif.
  • 11 numbers ophthalmologists need to know

    Though one of the top 10 happiest physician specialties, ophthalmologists are still in short supply. 
  • FDA detects sterilization issues at recalled eye drop manufacturing facility

    A new report from the FDA alleges that Global Pharma Healthcare, manufacturer of the recalled EzriCare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops, did not follow the proper protocol to prevent product contamination at its production facilities, according to an April 3 report from CNN.
  • WVU opens satellite eye institute

    A satellite office of the West Virginia University Eye Institute in Morgantown has opened at WVU Medicine Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital, according to an April 3 report from The Times Leader.
  • How many ophthalmologists are there in the US? 

    There are 18,948 total active ophthalmologists in the country, according to the Association of American Medical College's "2022 Physician Specialty Data Report."
  • Ascend Vision Partners adds 7th Florida practice

    Management services organization Ascend Vision Partners has partnered with Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Elgut Eye Care, its seventh partnership in the state. 
  • Dr. Francis Mah named chief medical adviser for Kala Pharmaceuticals

    Kala Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical eye disease company, has tapped Francis Mah, MD, as its new chief medical adviser, according to a March 29 news release published in Street Insider. 
  • Staar Surgical names new COO, chief clinical officer

    Staar Surgical Company, an implantable eye lens manufacturer, has selected Warren Foust as its new COO and Magda Michna, PhD, as its new chief clinical, regulatory and medical affairs officer. 

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