Every year, the NRMP releases two reports describing the results of the NRMP residency match. While ophthalmology does not use the NRMP, and instead uses the SF Match system, the data released by the NRMP does provide some insight into
Each year, thousands of ophthalmologists, venders, and healthcare professionals attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Inasmuch as this was my second AAO meeting, I was already prepared for the strangely-sized bags that you wonder if whoever
Click here to download a PDF of the poster I was honored to present at the AAO 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans and click here for a link to my other publications listed on Research Gate.
Stephen Marriott and I share many things, including our first name, college alma mater, and fight against debilitating eye disease, but I believe it was something other than our similarities that stood out when reading the news recently of his
Education is undergoing a revolution Each month 3.5 million students view videos produced by the Kahn Academy on topics ranging from calculus to chemistry and phyics to physiology, TedTalks have boldly branded their motto of “ideas worth spreading” to share solutions
What are the keys to successfully performing research while in medical school? Whether you plan to apply for a residency in ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, or any other specialty, you will likely want to be involved in research during medical
How can I avoid having my residency letters of recommendation intended for SF Match being incorrectly sent to ERAS and my internship letters of recommendation being sent to the SF Match? The challenge of coordinating the ophtho application and the
“Should I send three ophthalmology-focused letters of recommendation with my application or should I send 2 letters from ophthalmologists and 1 letter from a non-ophthalmologist?” Until recently I had not even considered sending three ophtho letters vs. two ophtho letters
You will find many different opinions about when is the optimal time to take Step 2 CK. I believe this decision should be based on one main question: What can you do between June and August to best strengthen your
As our nation nears the frightening fiscal cliff, funding for ophthalmology residency training is unlikely to increase at the rate necessary to meet the projected demand. According to Dr. Peter J. McDonnell at Wilmer Eye Institute in a December 2012
When world-renowned clinician scientist Edwin Stone MD, PhD at the University of Iowa asked a group of applicants to the ophthalmology residency program for questions, I curiously asked, “Which of your many research efforts are you most excited about?” Dr.
So often as physicians and patients we become frustrated at seemingly ridiculous prices for medications that likely are produced for a fraction of the cost. We view pharmaceutical companies as tyrannical price-gougers that profit from patients, and from patents, at
As part of the ARVO 2012 Entrepreneurship in Ophthalmology symposium, we at eyesteve.com were impressed with start-up Oculeve for its innovative solution to dry eye disease. Estimated to affect more than 20 million Americans, with 1.6 million having the most
Published in this week’s Nature Photonics, researchers at Stanford University have taken the next innovative step in treating retinal disease with a wire-free, battery-free bionic eye. Several forms of retinal implants have been in development for over a year, but
ARVO Day #1 – Saturday From identifying unmet needs and product concept to intellectual property and commercialization, today’s ARVO education course provided invaluable information to entrepreneurs hoping to have their idea become extremely $$$valuable$$$. The morning presentations provided the basic
Above is the poster that eyesteve.com founder, Steve Christiansen, presented at ARVO 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This project describes a retrospective analysis of 3337 eyes who underwent LASIK or PRK, and analyzes the ratio of change in keratometry (ΔK) to