Across the Pond | Jun 2015

Across the Pond


Incorporating Preloaded IOLs into surgery

By David R. Hardten, MD

A preloaded IOL can boost efficiency in a high-volume cataract surgery setting: It can save about 2 minutes of preparation time, provide a more efficient handoff between technician and surgeon, and decrease the amount of OVD needed during the procedure.

Toric IOL or LRI?

By V. Nicolas Batra, MD

Regardless of the method, successful planning of astigmatic correction in patients with 1.00 D or less of astigmatism entails verifying the axis of astigmatism, checking the refraction in comparison with the topographic astigmatism, and accounting for posterior corneal cylinder. Adjustment for cyclotorsion must also be considered.


Commit to your patients’ experiences

By Joel Gaslin

Use the PEARL method as a way to establish a baseline commitment to service in your practice and to position it for the future: perform an assessment, establish whom you want to serve and how you will define success, adapt to what you have learned and the goals you have established, refine, and then lead and execute.

Developing a High-Tech Practice: A Snapshot of Integration

By Jeffrey L. Martin, MD, FACS

No matter how convinced a surgeon is of the benefits of a new technology, success is heavily dependent on staff acceptance: Consider hosting a dinner for staff to learn what the new technology does as a kickoff to the education process, and be mindful of staff personality traits as barriers to adoption.

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