Bell Ophthalmic News

You’ll Poke Your Eye Out, Kid!

Not that you or your patients would ever give a child a dangerous toy, the season of poking stuff in your eye is here. Last year in the United States, emergency rooms treated 251,800 toy-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission...

Last Chance to Save Some Cash from the Taxman

The tax year is grinding to a close and it may be your last chance to take advantage of deducting up to $510,000 in equipment purchases from your tax bill. If you’ve had your eye on a new piece of equipment for the office, now’s the time to jump on it! Section 179 is...

Enter the Maestro! Topcon’s Spectral Domain OCT

If you’re ready for a new OCT, Topcon has you covered in every dimension with the 3D OCT-1 Maestro System. The Maestro features a high-resolution color non-mydriatic retinal camera combined with the latest Spectral Domain OCT technology. A 12mm x 9mm scan along with...

Gratitude Is Good

Gratitude may be more beneficial than we think. A Kent State study assessed the health benefits of writing thank you notes and researchers found that writing as few as three weekly thank you notes over the course of three weeks improved life satisfaction, increased...

Intraocular Robot Eyes the Operating Room

Robots have been around the OR for a while, but none look much like C3PO or R2D2. They do help in delicate procedures, lending the precise nature of a robotic arm with an exactness that is hard to duplicate in a human. The robots are coming to the delicate world of...

Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Early With an Eye Exam

Could the key to detecting Alzheimer’s disease before it savages the brain be in the eyes? A recent study published in in JAMA Ophthalmology says it’s a possibility. In the study, doctors examined the eyes of older people who had no signs of dementia and found...

Do Your Patients Have a Love/Hate Relationship with You?

Patients definitely love their doctors, but it's not unconditional love. When the relationship is on, they perceive you as brainy and empathic with the ability to leap small hospitals in a single bound. But patients need and want to believe that their doctors and the...

Back to School with the Reichert Clear Chart 4

The kids are all back in school and your office will soon be flooded with students who are discovering they’re not seeing quite as well as they did last year. Be ready for the deluge with the Reichert Clear Chart 4 Acuity Testing System. The all-in-one system is...

Are You Fairly Compensated?

You didn’t grit it through a decade or more of training to get mired in accounting. We get it. But dealing head-on with the profitability (or lack thereof) of your practice may seriously affect your professional sense of wellbeing. Altruism only puts food on the table...

Protecting Eyes From Summertime Ultraviolet Rays

Summer is here. Long days, hot sun and UV rays leaping around like toddlers in a bounce house. The sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays put your patients at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye problems but prevention is easy: Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet...

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