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Cover Focus | May 2019

Red Flags for Premium IOL Candidacy

This is the second issue of 2019 that I have worked on from start to finish, since returning from maternity leave in March. I had worked ahead to plan the January, February, and March cover focus content prior to having my third child—an infectiously happy girl who we named Melanie—but it was my colleague Daniel Young who put in countless extra hours for 3 months, editing, managing, and producing the first three issues of the year. Because of his hard work and dedication to CRST Europe, 2019 has been off to a fantastic start, and we continue to gain momentum as summer now approaches.

In this issue, Daniel took the reins and planned the cover focus, Red Flags for Premium IOL Candidacy, and I planned the editorial spotlight on company culture. This is a role reversal for us, but one that worked as seamlessly as our typical workflow. Some collaborations just work, no matter how workflow is divided. We both hope that you enjoy reading the six articles in this series, exploring case studies, philosophies, and routine practices with premium IOL implantation. As more multifocal, trifocal, extended depth of focus, accommodating, and other IOLs are added to the premium IOL channel, the lessons in these articles will become even more invaluable.

I can’t thank Daniel enough for all that he did for CRST Europe—and for me—while I was on maternity leave. His future with us is bright, and I am delighted that you’ll be hearing a lot more from him in the coming months and years.

Laura Straub