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My Observership in India (Part 3): Surgery Our guest blogger and new Industry Relations Associate, Ashruti Hajari, continues with Part 3 of her experience volunteering in an observership program at a government hospital in Western India. Click for Part 1 and Part 2. During my last week, I rotated through the surgical department. Much like [...]

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 [...]

Old Habits Die Hard: Reevaluating Post-Op Visits   30 years ago when I started my practice, the norm in my community was to hold the patient in the hospital for 5 days.¬† Of course, then we were doing intracapsular extractions and using 13 sutures. I soon implemented 3-day post-op to the chagrin of the other [...]

LASIK in the Military   While the Academy meeting is our fall meeting and attention is directed there, I want to give a plug to the ASCRS well in advance of their spring meeting. The ASCRS provided an unrestricted grant to Bob Watson and PEC, an excellent patient education company, to develop a short and [...]