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BLOG: LASIK outcomes – When in doubt ask the patient

January 26, 2015

It’s so pleasing to see that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is increasingly evaluating patient-reported outcomes to assess the validity of a technology. The shift for the FDA from objective to subjective evaluation has happened because subtle advances happen in drugs and devices that can be difficult to fully assess with objective measures. Further, our electronic capability for surveying patients has only improved with time, as the majority of adult Americans now carry a computer (smartphone) in their pockets.

Correcting a patient to 20/happy, regardless of Snellen acuity and refraction, has long been the goal of most seasoned refractive surgeons, and we know that the vast majority of our patients are quite content with their results. The rare few whose complications or singular challenges have limited their satisfaction have all too vocally influenced both the FDA and public perception about the value of this procedure.

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Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015
The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in establishing earlier and more…
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Repositioning a dislocated IOL can be complicated but have good results

January 26, 2015
Despite our best efforts, complications happen during cataract surgery, and often it is not surgeon error, but rather weakness or irregularity in the tissue of the…
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Range of uveitis treatments set to expand

January 25, 2015
Uveitis refers to a collection of diseases characterized by intraocular inflammation. Treatment varies depending on the specific uveitic disease, the location of the…
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VIDEO: Pearls for cataract surgery in patients with prior refractive surgery

January 24, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii – At Hawaiian Eye 2015, Mitchell A. Jackson, MD, shares his tips for getting a desired refractive outcome in cataract surgery in patients who have had…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain

Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
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VIDEO Pearls for multifocal IOL patient selection

January 23, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii – At Hawaiian Eye 2015, Kenneth A. Beckman, MD, gives his pearls for selecting the ideal multifocal IOL…
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