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OSN round table: How to become a better femtosecond laser cataract surgeon

December 20, 2014

At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting, Ocular Surgery News gathered an international panel of experts to discuss their experiences with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, with the objective of improving the procedure. The first part of that wide-ranging discussion, moderated by William B. Trattler, MD, is featured in this issue of OSN.

William B. Trattler, MD: We are all experienced femtosecond-assisted cataract surgeons, and each of us has worked with one or more of the available femtosecond laser platforms. The first topic for discussion is educating patients on laser cataract surgery.

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Diabetic Eye Disease: Implications of Early Recognition, Treatment, and Continuity of Care

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

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