Mitchell Jackson

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2017 year in review: Survival of the fittest

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2017
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
The year 2017 brought a number of uncharacteristic tragic events on both the Mother Nature side and the terrorism side. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane…
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Generation gaps can be meaningful for premium surgeons

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2017
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
Never did I realize as I started my private practice 25 years ago that I would be trying to sort out all the generation gaps and meeting the various…
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Around the world in 5 days: My personal premium surgeon story

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2017
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
My story begins when I finally could truly understand the account of my father’s visual handicap. When my father was age 8 and living outside…
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Premium surgeons still turning to femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2017
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
When femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, or FLACS, came to the United States earlier this decade, a host of new clinical and financial…
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Are bacteria getting smarter?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2017
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
For many of us premium surgeons, golf season has finally arrived, especially in regions such as the Midwest for me. On Memorial Day weekend, I…
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Start your drops: Allergy season has arrived

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2017
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
As a practicing premium eye surgeon in the Midwest, there are really four seasons in the year, and spring represents the start of allergy season and…
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Can the solo practice premium surgeon survive in today’s health care environment?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2017
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
Twenty-four years ago, I was completing my third year of ophthalmology residency and already had plans to open a private practice solo in a somewhat…
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When will eye drops stop rolling down our faces?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2017
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
For as long as I have been performing cataract surgery, there are three real reasons for the use of mainstay topical therapy after cataract surgery…
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Refractive surgeons look to SMILE into the new year

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2017
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
Premium surgeons are embarking upon the new year with new refractive surgery procedures recently approved by the FDA, such as the Raindrop corneal…
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2016 year in review: Miracles do happen

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2017
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
For me personally, the drought of seeing the Chicago Cubs actually win the World Series and seeing the joy of my patients who have suffered even…