Josh Johnston, OD, FAAO, evaluates the nuances integral to success with new technology for premium cataract surgery. He is the clinical and residency director at Georgia Eye Partners in Atlanta. Johnston reports he is a consultant to Alcon, Allergan, Bio-Tissue, Johnson & Johnson Vision and Shire.

BLOG: Presbyopia-correcting IOL provides personalized vision

September 10, 2019

Pairing extended depth of focus implants with low-add multifocal lenses can improve near vision. Personalized medicine involves tailoring treatment to a patient's…

BLOG: Refractive surgery society develops OSD algorithm

July 10, 2019

The corneal surface is the eye's first refracting surface. As such, we cannot overemphasize the importance of ocular surface health in ensuring optimal postsurgical…

BLOG: A healthy ocular surface is required for surgery

June 5, 2019

Cataract surgery patients have come to expect what can be considered life-changing refractive outcomes. When patients have ocular surface disease (OSD), however…

BLOG: What goes into a premium cataract surgery experience?

April 5, 2019

Patients are looking for cataract surgery outcomes that do more than enable their current lifestyle; they want even better vision than before via an enhanced refractive…

BLOG: IOL state of the union

March 4, 2019

In this column, I continue to review and highlight current and emerging trends in cataract surgery. Improvements in IOL technology — particularly trifocal and…

BLOG: Cataract surgery trends to look for in 2019

January 22, 2019

Surgeons continually seek devices and methods that further improve the cataract procedure, patients’ visual outcomes and their experience. Heading into 2019, I see…

BLOG: Talking with patients is critical to IOL postop success

January 8, 2019

In my previous blog, I noted that successful cataract surgery not only achieves its refractive target but also makes the patient happy and satisfied with his or her…

BLOG: How to talk to patients through the cataract process

December 11, 2018

Successful cataract surgery – one that achieves its refractive as well as “happy” target – depends on properly laying the groundwork. Certainly…

BLOG: Device-based treatments for dry eye

October 22, 2018

The explosion of interest and research around dry eye disease and its root causes, has led to a proliferation of device-based treatments. Patients are increasingly…

BLOG: Retina pathology to consider before cataract surgery

September 20, 2018

Understanding any structural abnormalities or pathology prior to cataract surgery is imperative. Not all pathology is a contraindication to surgery, but it is critical…