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BLOG: Ask your patients about their LASIK outcomes

January 28, 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.

Ophthalmic community mourns loss of George O. Waring III

January 28, 2015
George O. Waring III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, a surgeon, innovator and mentor, died Jan. 27. He was 73 years old.Waring, who most recently served as professor emeritus of…
Surgeon shares pearls on managing complex femtosecond cataract cases Meeting News Coverage

Surgeon shares pearls on managing complex femtosecond cataract cases

January 28, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii — Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery in complicated cases may require special maneuvers and measures, a speaker told colleagues here.Sonia H
Perspectives on Glaucoma

'Threshold to treat' calculator may be more useful in clinical settings

January 28, 2015
When considering the use of risk calculators to inform treatment options, researchers reported in the Journal of Glaucoma that a “threshold to treat”…
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VIDEO: Implementing femtosecond laser into hospital setting creates unique challenges

January 28, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii – At Hawaiian Eye 2015, Rajesh K. Rajpal, MD, discusses the experience of incorporating femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery into a hospital…
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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: SightLife CEO updates global cornea transplantation achievements, goals

January 27, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii – At Hawaiian Eye 2015, Monty Montoya, president and CEO of SightLife, discusses the organizations…
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