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Inside Eyetube.net | Jan 2010

Introducing Eyetube TV

Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today is introducing a new segment on Eyetube.net called Eyetube TV. Hosted by Christine Conellan, MBA, this series of videos provides off-the-cuff interviews on the state of ophthalmology, including industry, clinical, and even political news.

The most recent addition to Eyetube TV is a series of five videos on the potential impact of health care reform on ophthalmic practices. Steven Dell, MD; Tal Raviv, MD; Rosa Braga-Mele, MD; Karl Stonecipher, MD; and Stephen Slade, MD, discuss health care reform. Dr. Braga- Mele provides an in-depth analysis of the proposed changes in health care delivery and contrasts it to Canada’s health care system (http://www.eyetube.net/v.asp?loflal).

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE AAO< br /> Continuing with the health care theme, “If Pres. Obama came to AAO ...” includes comments from six respected ophthalmologists. They share their thoughts on health care reform and discuss how attendees at the AAO Annual Meeting would respond to a visit from President Barack Obama (http://www.eyetube.net/v.asp?sumofa).

Another interesting video on Eyetube TV is a one-onone interview with Cristina Boggiano, founder of The Ophthalmic Associates, Boca Raton, Florida. Cristina provides insight into how to find the right match in ophthalmic job placements. Her interview is helpful for physicians seeking professional opportunities as well as those looking to hire new associates or staff (http://www.eyetube.net/v.asp?letegi).

Besides being a source of relevant information for practitioners, Eyetube TV is also very entertaining. Two mustsee videos include “Marguerite’s Saturday Night Fever!” and “On the Prowl with John Doane, MD” (http://www.eyetube.net/v.asp?bebooh and http://www.eyetube.net/v.asp?hechol).

As always, Eyetube.net provides wonderful surgical videos. One exciting feature is a set of four surgical cases from Alcon Laboratories, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX), titled “Live Surgery at AAO 2009: Cataract and Refractive Pearls From Around the World.” These cases, all filmed in high definition, were performed by Yuri Takhtaev, MD; Robert J. Cionni, MD; Ivan Ossma, MD; and Richard J. Mackool, MD (Figure 1) (http://eyetube.net/alconlivesurgery).

With the launch of Eyetube TV and the continued growth in available surgical videos, Eyetube.net has excellent content for anterior segment and refractive surgeons.

Section editor William B. Trattler, MD, is the director of cornea at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care in Miami and the chief medical editor of Eyetube.net. He acknowledged no financial interest in the company mentioned herein. Dr. Trattler may be reached at (305) 598-2020; wtrattler@earthlink.net.

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Jan 2010