The IOLMaster® and its Role in Modern Cataract Surgery

The IOLMaster® and its Role in Modern Cataract Surgery

Advances in capsular extraction and lens implant technologies have commanded significant attention in the world of cataract surgery. New implants allow surgeons to provide even higher levels of visual outcome, including spectacle independence and a continuous range of vision covering all distances…

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The Brave New World of Refractive Cataract

The Brave New World of Refractive CataractA message to cataract surgeons who are going refractive.

The most important governmental approval in ophthalmic medicine in recent times did not come from the FDA but from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) when it voted to dismantle a law that prevented consumers from making their own decisions about their eye care. Specifically, the CMS changed its rules to allow ophthalmologists to bill separately from cataract surgery for the implantation of presbyopia-correcting IOLs…

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Removing the Fine Print

Removing the Fine PrintHow asterisks and miniscule fonts in LASIK print ads continue to hurt the refractive surgery market.

For the first time in a long while, things are looking up in refractive surgery. Customized procedures are gaining acceptance, safer alternatives to traditional microkeratomes are proving their worth, and the first accommodative lens implant (albeit as a replacement for cataract surgery) has been approved. That’s the good news…

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