• Virtual visits, same-day surgery improve patient accessibility, convenience

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    CHICAGO - Virtual visits and same-day surgery offer convenience and increased accessibility for patients undergoing refractive surgery, according to a speaker here.
    “It definitely takes less resources from your practice,” Neda Shamie, MD, said at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “It doesn't rely on your time.”
    Other benefits of virtual visits include offering an established platform for education and information delivery as well as a more expedited process for in-person consultations, she said. This leads
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  • Include ICL in initial patient conversation about refractive surgery

    Include ICL in initial patient conversation about refractive surgery

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    CHICAGO - The best method to transition a patient from LASIK to an Implantable Collamer Lens is to avoid the transition in the first place, according to a speaker here.
    “should be part of the initial conversation,” Greg Parkhurst, MD, said at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “This should not be a backup surprise but rather a part of the whole conversation from start to finish.”
    It is important to consider if LASIK is actually what the patient wants in the first place, Parkhurst said. Generally, patients
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