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Top five fact vs. fiction analysis of femtosecond laser cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2014
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
More than 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year, with more than half of them older than 65 years. Cataract surgery as we know it…
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Is 99% success considered a failure?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2014
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
How many times does a premium surgeon ask himself, “I wish I could be wrong ___% of the time and keep my job” and, more importantly, avoid a major…
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Proper balancing act required for a premier surgeon

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2014
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
The Cambridge Idioms Dictionary defines a proper balancing act as “a difficult situation in which you try to achieve several different things at the…
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Breaking down the phases of FDA clinical studies

September 22, 2014
An 8-year-old boy living in a town outside Glasgow, Scotland, experienced a frightening bacterial meningitis epidemic in which five of his best…
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Is the premium surgeon still the captain of the ship?

August 28, 2014
With the mounting pressures of state and federal guidelines and the added burdens of local hospital and ambulatory surgery center bureaucracy, the…
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Is the premium surgeon still the captain of the ship?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2014
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
With the mounting pressures of state and federal guidelines and the added burdens of local hospital and ambulatory surgery center bureaucracy, the…
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Femtosecond laser technology comes a long way over last decade

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2014
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
More than 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year, with more than half of them older than age 65. Cataract surgery as we know it today…
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Conquering the holy grail: New treatments for presbyopia on horizon

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2014
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
Many premium surgeons are still trying to seek and conquer the holy grail of presbyopia treatment. Despite the many advances in presbyopia…
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Reaching a half century: What does it mean for the middle-aged premium surgeon?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2014
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
I never thought I would write about what reaching a half century means for the middle-aged premium ophthalmologist. What I do know is that it reminds…
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The missing link: What technologies are lacking for US premium surgeons

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2014
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
As premium surgeons navigate through the various jungles of diagnostic devices, electronic health record options, pharmaceutical decisions, and…