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The only lens that can be customized after cataract surgery

Imagine not having to worry about patients’ complaints about refractive errors after cataract surgery. Imagine patients not having to wonder if they made the right decision between monovision or full distance correction. Well, this is now a reality as the “truly disruptive” technology of RxSight Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) will become commercially available in early 2020. It is the first and only lens that can be adjusted after cataract surgery. Read More

3 factors to focus on with your patients

The bad news is that most doctors will face a malpractice lawsuit at some point in their careers. A 2011 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that an estimated 75 percent of physicians in low-risk specialties and a shocking 99 percent of physicians in high-risk surgical specialties would face a malpractice claim by the age of 65. Read More

What patients want, and what tech is worth the investment

Are you still using Windows 7? By now you should know that Microsoft is sunsetting the operating system in January 2020 more than a decade after its initial release. The company has announced that technical assistance and software updates for Windows 7 will end on January 14, 2020. Read More

Giving thanks impacts everything from patient care to burnout to employee engagement

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s the time of year when our thoughts naturally turn toward giving thanks for all the blessings in our lives. Gratitude is not only a warm fuzzy feeling we get around the holiday table, though. In fact, numerous studies have shown that cultivating a habit of noticing and appreciating the positive has a measurable impact on a person’s health and wellbeing. Read More

Patient perceptions and expectations are changing

Of course it comes as no surprise that the results of a survey published in the journal Clinical Ophthalmology of 1,000 potential and previous cataract-surgery patients concluded that “the ophthalmologist plays an important role in preparing patients for cataract surgery.” What was surprising, however, is that the researchers discovered that what eye doctors think patients should know and what patients really want to know are two different things. Are you talking to your cataract surgery patients about what matters to them? Read More

From minor complaints to life-threatening emergencies, it’s important to have a plan in place

You’ve heard the saying, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This is certainly true when it comes to operating a successful medical practice today. You need to be prepared for everything from an unhappy patient to a bad online review to a serious emergency in the workplace. The common thread is that you must plan in advance and set up systems to deal with these issues so you don’t get caught by surprise. Here are three scenarios practices could encounter.Read More