Uday Devgan, MD, focuses his blog on premium-channel IOLs, including accommodating, multifocal, toric, and other innovative designs. Current techniques, research, trials, issues, and case studies will be presented with an emphasis on surgical and clinical pearls for maximizing patient results.

BLOG: What can the state of medicine in Iceland teach us?

August 11, 2016

I’m very interested in the way that health care is delivered across the globe because I think there is a lot to learn from other cultures and countries. My…

BLOG: Highlights from the OSN New York meeting

November 10, 2015

Every fall for the past many years, I have enjoyed participating in the OSN New York meeting. It brings the combination of good medical education, exposure to new…

BLOG: The future of IOL calculations

October 16, 2015

Our current IOL calculation methods have been improving steadily for the past few decades. When the original SRK formula came out, it worked reasonably well for most…

BLOG: ‘Doctor, may I audio record our consultation?’

April 7, 2015

This was the question asked to me today by a patient. At first, I paused because I have never had this request after tens of thousands of patient visits. I thought about…

Learning from colleagues in other countries

June 16, 2014

Eye clinic charts have such specialized notations that an ophthalmologist can effectively decipher the entire visit no matter the language. You could receive an…

Cost of generic ocular steroids varies

June 4, 2014

Every week, I work with ophthalmology residents in the operating room at a county hospital to teach them surgical techniques, primarily in cataract surgery. The patients…

Photo quiz: Corneal edema after uneventful cataract surgery

December 31, 2013

This patient had uneventful cataract surgery 2 weeks earlier and presents with 20/25 vision with some peripheral corneal edema and persistent cell and flare (Fig. 1)…

$1 million mistake? Not for ophthalmologists

September 24, 2013

The title of a recent CBS article certainly grabbed my attention, “$1 Million Mistake: Becoming a Doctor.” With a title like that I just had to click on the…

Extra caution needed in cataract surgery for retinitis pigmentosa cases

August 30, 2013

Patients with retinitis pigmentosa develop cataracts earlier in life and surgery for these patients presents some challenges. While these patients have relatively soft…

Should ophthalmologists-in-training be allowed to use a femtosecond laser to assist in cataract surgery?

August 1, 2013

I was communicating with a colleague who was adamant that ophthalmology residents should not use a femtosecond laser to assist in cataract surgery since it would hinder…