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    The highest paid ophthalmologist in Nashville, Tenn., earns $648,500, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $265,450 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Vision private equity activity on the decline

    The total number of healthcare-focused private equity deals decreased by 16.2% in 2023, while vision-focused deals decreased dramatically, according to Pitchbook's "Healthcare Services Report" published Feb. 8.
  • U of California optometrists hold 2-day strike, allege labor law violations

    Optometrists at four University of California campuses held a two-day strike Feb. 6 and 7 after negotiations with the health system failed, according to a Feb. 6 report from KQED.
  • Global ophthalmology market to hit $94B by 2030

    The global ophthalmology market is expected to hit $94 billion by the end of the decade, according to market analysis from ResearchAndMarkets.com.
  • 10 best, worst states for eye health

    Hawaii has been named the best state for eye health in 2024, while West Virginia landed in the bottom spot, according to a new report from RX Safety based on data from the CDC, KFF and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  • Unifeye Vision Partners teams up with California ASC

    Dallas-based Unifeye Vision Partners entered into a strategic alliance with Spencer Eye Center.
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    Ascendis Pharma has teamed up with an investor syndicate that includes Frazier Life Sciences, RA Capital Management, venBio and HealthQuest Capital to launch ophthalmology company Eyconis. 
  • Colorado Ophthalmology Associates hit with cyberattack affecting 6,000 patients

    Colorado Ophthalmology Associates recently experienced a cyberattack that resulted in the encryption and loss of electronic medical record files.
  • 5 highest paid ophthalmologists in Washington, DC

    The highest paid ophthalmologist in Washington, D.C., earns $692,900, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $265,450 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Ophthalmologist burnout rate sees a significant decline

    Burnout among ophthalmologists decreased by 9% in the last year, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Burnout and Depression Report." 
  • American Society of Retina Specialists names president

    Reginald Sanders, MD, has been appointed president of the American Society of Retina Specialists. 
  • Coherus to divest ophthalmology business for $170M

    Biopharmaceutical company Coherus BioSciences has agreed to divest its ophthalmology franchise, Cimerli, to pharmaceutical company Sandoz for $170 million. 
  • 5 highest paid ophthalmologists in Baltimore

    The highest paid ophthalmologist in Baltimore earns $578,600, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $265,450 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • New Hampshire Legislature to hear bill expanding practice for optometrists

    A bill has been introduced in the New Hampshire Legislature that would expand practice abilities for optometrists in the state. 
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute adds 1st anterior segment chief resident

    Miami, Fla.-based Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has added Jonathan Tijerina, MD, as its first anterior segment chief resident, according to a Jan. 18 report from the Marshall News Messenger.
  • 11 ophthalmology updates in 60 days

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  • Dr. Jane Edmond begins term as American Academy of Ophthalmology president

    Jane Edmond, MD, has begun a one-year term as the 128th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. 
  • 5 highest paid ophthalmologists in Cincinnati

    The highest paid ophthalmologist in Cincinnati earns $578,400, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $265,450 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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