Elizabeth Yeu, MD, focuses her blog on best practices for comanaging patients with optometrists.

BLOG: Plan ahead for unsatisfactory outcomes

November 28, 2018

Results with contemporary extended depth of focus IOLs for the correction of presbyopia are excellent, but that doesn’t mean surgeons can get complacent. In my…

BLOG: Four ways to make allies, not adversaries, of your comanaging doctors

November 8, 2018

1. Don t assume We cannot assume that perioperative care is automatically understood by all referring optometrists. Those who are in vision…

BLOG: Two situations your referring ODs should always recognize

October 23, 2018

In working with referring optometrists, there are two situations I always want them to be able to recognize to ensure that our partnership works well for us and helps us…

BLOG: Do you want your ODs talking about torics?

June 26, 2018

Here’s the conundrum. Many of us would like to implant more toric IOLs and wish that patients came to us better prepared to choose a toric refractive package. But…

BLOG: That call you hate to make: Communicating with referring doctors after a complication

June 18, 2018

Plans go awry, and surprises can happen to anyone. But when it’s our comanaged patients who experience unforeseen complications, the best approach is a direct…

BLOG: The cataract patient, dry eye and how to comanage both

June 5, 2018

When a patient has a cataract diagnosis and dry eye — and let’s face it, that’s a very common scenario — comanaging both conditions needs to be…

BLOG: Get organized! Manage your comanagement connections

December 14, 2017

As you familiarize yourself with referring sources, you will find that all practices are not created equal. To build a successful network, it is important to customize…

BLOG: Three things I wish I knew when I started comanaging

December 7, 2017

Early on in my private practice experience, I expected comanagement to be relatively simple: An optometrist refers a patient to me, I do the surgery and send the patient…