Member Accomplishments and News Items

ISEPS is very proud of the accomplishments of its members, as well as the fact that Illinois ophthalmologists are quoted often in general news publications.  CLICK HERE to view an archive listing these items. (coming in the near future)

General News of Interest

  • 4/20/2012 -- Call for Cases of Fungal Endophthalmitis Following Invasive Ocular Procedures.  Read More 
  • 5/8/2012 -- Illinois ophthalmologists participate in AAO 2012 Mid Year Forum & Advocacy Day.  Read More.
  • 12/1/2011 -- Dimitri T. Azar, MD was named Dean of the UIC College of Medicine. Read more...

  • 5/11/2011 - Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed June 11, 2011 to be "Eye Health Awareness Day" in Illinois.  CLICK HERE to view the proclamation (in JPEG format).  

Other News Archives

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  • AAO, ASCRS Update Advisory Following Flomax and Post-Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Swine Flu Updates from the AAO
  • Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) announces fix of Avastin billing issue - Wall Street Journal article (10/28/09)
  • Illinois Supreme Court delays ruling on malpractice caps:  Illinois Statehouse News (12/18/09)
  • National Blue Cross Agrees to Coverage for Several Glaucoma-Diagnosis Techniques (4/9/10) -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has determined it will allow scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, scanning laser polarimetry and optical coherence tomography as medically necessary. The determination came in response to an 18-month effort by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society to reverse BCBSA's previous policy of non-coverage of analysis of the optic nerve in the diagnosis and evaluation of patients with glaucoma or glaucoma suspects. The measurement of pulsatile ocular blood flow or blood flow velocity with Doppler ultrasonography is still considered investigational by BCBS in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with glaucoma.

ISEPS Publications

     IAO's "Political Blog" - news and views about the legislature and Illinois politics

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