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Brian C Joondeph, MD, MPS

Brian C Joondeph, MD, MPS is a Denver based retina surgeon with an interest in health care policy and writing.

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Resources
An Ophthalmology Resident's Guide to Vitrectomy for Floaters
Eyecare February 19th, 2021
An Ophthalmology Resident's Guide to Vitrectomy for Floaters

When should you operate on vitreous floaters? For most people, floaters are a minor annoyance, but for others, vitreous floaters can rise to the level of a major nuisance—which is where you might evaluate a patient considering vitrectomy surgery for floaters.

What the New Executive Order on Drug Pricing Could Mean for Ophthalmologists
Eyecare August 21st, 2020
What the New Executive Order on Drug Pricing Could Mean for Ophthalmologists

Despite these orders, don’t expect to see lower drug prices next week. However, the new executive order could be a step in the direction of making needed medications more affordable for patients.

Battlefield Medicine Time: Ophthalmology in the Era of Coronavirus
Eyecare March 26th, 2020
Battlefield Medicine Time: Ophthalmology in the Era of Coronavirus

Many of the treatments ophthalmologists provide are non-elective, meaning we must continue to provide care to our patients during pandemics like COVID-19. That’s where battlefield medicine comes in.

Safety or Speed? What Ophthalmologists Should Know About FDA Approval
Eyecare March 18th, 2020
Safety or Speed? What Ophthalmologists Should Know About FDA Approval

New ophthalmic medications undergo rigorous testing before they go to market—but for lifesaving treatments, should we consider trading safety for speed?

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