Tag Archives: Premium IOL

Top Reasons for Poor Premium IOL Outcomes and How to Remedy Them BLOG #8:  Managing the Dissatisfied Patient   Various studies show that up to 25% of patients will be unhappy in some way, either by complaining outright or just leaving the practice and seeking a second opinion.  The old adage of a happy patient [...]

#4 of 10: Top Reasons for Poor Premium IOL Outcomes and How to Remedy Them:  Managing Posterior Capsular Opacification   Despite the advances in IOL technology, standard or premium; monofocal, accommodating or multifocal; MICS or dual-optic; square-edge or not; posterior capsular opacification still occurs and can be quite menacing to the visual outcome. This is [...]

Blog #2 of 10: Managing Preoperative Evaluation The premium preoperative evaluation sets the tone for the premium postoperative outcome in premium IOL patients. There are 6 key components including the preop history, the ocular surface, corneal topography, IOL calculations, macular assessment, and the final patient discussion about premium IOL selection. The preop history can be [...]

BLOG #1/10: MANAGING PATIENT EXPECTATIONS Minimize Confusion At the preop level, minimize premium IOL choices as patient confusion may deter surgery altogether.  No US FDA-  approved presbyopia IOL addresses astigmatism yet and dependent on your patient counseling a toric IOL upgrade  might be a better option. Consider Lifestyle Find out the wants and needs of [...]

Well, hail to Dr. Paul Koch for his kind comments from Carribean Eye.  Just to reiterate my new implementation of Fluramene in my diagnostic armamentarium for ocular surface disease has been a real time-saver.  At the recent Winter Advanced Refractive Symposium in Park City, Utah, ocular surface disease management was a big topic especially in [...]

Early February brought the Caribbean Eye 2010 meeting, jointly sponsored by the American College of Eye Surgeons and the Society for Excellence in Eyecare. In the session on Specialty IOLs held on the first day, Mitch Jackson gave a wonderful presentation on Post Premium IOL Enhancement Options. His theme was trying to avoid the need [...]