Striving to educate, inform, and inspire all things eye.

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Introduction to Microsurgery+

I recently completed the Indiana University Basic Microsurgical Course,  an absolute highlight of my transitional year residency at IU Health...

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Ten Secrets to Networking at Medical Conferences+

Can I let you in on a big secret to matching into a competitive specialty? No, this secret does NOT involve...

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Professional Athletes with Superhuman Vision – NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL+

My childhood sports hero was John Stockton. His poster was in my room, his trading card in my wallet, and...

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Ophthalmology Residency Match Results 2004 – 2014+

Just a few weeks ago, over 600 medical students nervously waited for a phone call or email from ophthalmology residency...

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Remembering Ophthalmology Residency Match Day+

The days surrounding January 15th are of little calendar importance to the majority of physicians, but for ophthalmologists, mid-January will...

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Miniature Telescope Implant Improves Vision in Macular Degeneration+

Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the third most common cause of blindness worldwide. Treatment options for ARMD are not only limited,...

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Christmas for the Red-Green Color Blind+

What would Christmas be like without red and green? No candy canes, Christmas trees, or red-vested Santa? At this year’s...

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Inside the hospital locker room: Why your primary care physician (QB) depends on specialists (WR, RB, TEs)+

It’s first and 10, in the middle of the fourth quarter of a tied ballgame. As the quarterback, your team...

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Discharges Against Medical Advice: A young doctor’s dilemma+

“Despite my advising the patient of the potential risks, he still left against medical advice.” I dictated these exact words...

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How far down my residency rank list will I match?+

Every year, the NRMP releases two reports describing the results of the NRMP residency match. While ophthalmology does not use...

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Best of AAO 2013 Awards+

Each year, thousands of ophthalmologists, venders, and healthcare professionals attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Inasmuch...

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Systemic Comorbidities of Pseudoexfoliative Glaucoma in the Utah Population+

Click here to download a PDF of the poster I was honored to present at the AAO 2013 Annual Meeting in New...

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Stephen Marriott – A Mighty Man Despite Mitochondrial Disease+

Stephen Marriott and I share many things, including our first name, college alma mater, and fight against debilitating eye disease,...

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How Hospital Privacy Policies Are Inhibiting Medical Education+

Education is undergoing a revolution Each month 3.5 million students view videos produced by the Kahn Academy on topics ranging from...

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Top 5 Keys to Successful Medical Student Research+

What are the keys to successfully performing research while in medical school? Whether you plan to apply for a residency...

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How can I avoid having my letters of recommendation sent incorrectly to ERAS or SF Match?+

How can I avoid having my residency letters of recommendation intended for SF Match being incorrectly sent to ERAS and...

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Should I send two or three letters of recommendation from ophthalmologists?+

“Should I send three ophthalmology-focused letters of recommendation with my application or should I send 2 letters from ophthalmologists and...

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When should I take USMLE Step 2 CK?+

You will find many different opinions about when is the optimal time to take Step 2 CK. I believe this...

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Innovations in ophthalmology resident surgical training+

As our nation nears the frightening fiscal cliff, funding for ophthalmology residency training is unlikely to increase at the rate...

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Researchers use skin cells to study retinal diseases+

When world-renowned clinician scientist Edwin Stone MD, PhD at the University of Iowa asked a group of applicants to the...

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Sudan Stops River Blindness With Mectizan+

So often as physicians and patients we become frustrated at seemingly ridiculous prices for medications that likely are produced for...

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Oculeve – An Exciting Solution to Dry Eye Disease+

As part of the ARVO 2012 Entrepreneurship in Ophthalmology symposium, we at eyesteve.com were impressed with start-up Oculeve for its...

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Bionic Eye Becomes Battery Free+

Published in this week’s Nature Photonics, researchers at Stanford University have taken the next innovative step in treating retinal disease...

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“Entrepreneurship in Ophthalmology” in Review+

ARVO Day #1 – Saturday From identifying unmet needs and product concept to intellectual property and commercialization, today’s ARVO education...

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Comparison of the Ratio of Keratometric Change to Refractive Change Induced by Myopic Ablation+

Above is the poster that eyesteve.com founder, Steve Christiansen, presented at ARVO 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This project describes...

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