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Medicare Paid Doctor $21M in Single Year

He's one of 344 who received at least $3M in 2012

(Newser) - Medicare's books have been opened up after an extended legal battle, and perhaps the most startling detail is that a single doctor was reimbursed nearly $21 million in 2012 alone. Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen was one of 344 physicians who raked in more than $3 million from Medicare that... More »

Docs See Big Problems With 'Big Eye' Contacts

Ophthalmologists not happy about Lady Gaga-inspired fad

(Newser) - The huge eyes Lady Gaga sported in her Bad Romance video have sparked a dangerous trend, eye doctors warn. Gaga's big eyes were computer-generated, but "circle lenses" that offer the same look are now widely available online, with no exam or prescription required, the Chicago Tribune reports. Doctors warn... More »

Tarantula Barb Jabs Owner in the Eye

UK man's condition baffles ophthalmologists

(Newser) - A 29-year-old British man has new respect for his pet tarantula after the spider sprayed tiny barbed hairs into his face and some of the microscopic weapons penetrated his eye. The man wasn't responding to treatment for conjunctivitis—which made sense after an ophthalmologist cranked up the magnification to examine... More »

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