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: 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…

BLOG: Cataract surgery in short and long eyes

August 20, 2018

Small eyes and big ones have special considerations. Cataract surgery in either very short or very long eyes presents specific, unique situations. Challenges in short…

BLOG: IOL formulas and effective lens position

July 19, 2018

Choosing the correct IOL power is key to a successful cataract surgery. This power is based on the eye’s anatomical and optical measurements. One of the most…

BLOG: Toward fewer bad surprises

June 15, 2018

A refractive surprise after cataract surgery is a dreaded outcome for the surgeon and, more importantly, a satisfaction killer for patients. No matter what type of…