Beyond Cost Savings: Increasing Eye Surgery Efficiency to Meet Growing Global Need

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Featured Ophthalmic Instruments: Next-Generation Akahoshi Prechoppers

In 1992, Dr. Takayuki Akahoshi introduced the phaco prechop, a surgical technique that would leave cataract surgery forever changed. Working with ASICO, he went on to develop the world’s first prechopper, an ophthalmic instrument specifically designed for completing his prechop technique.

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7 Key Questions You Should Be Asking Your Ophthalmic Instrument Company

Ophthalmologists know that using great tools facilitates great patient outcomes. The benefits of purchasing top-quality ophthalmic instruments are clear—but with so many tools of the trade to choose from, it can be difficult to weed out the bad from the best. That’s why it’s critical to ask each ophthalmic instrument company a series of important questions in order to ensure you choose quality, efficient, durable tools that deliver the level of precision your job demands.

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A Quick Guide to Various Capsulorhexis Forcep Features

A successful capsulorhexis incision is essential for ensuring an accurate and efficient cataract surgery outcome. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right tools and techniques to perform the procedure as precisely as possible. There are many variations of capsulorhexis forceps on the market today, all of which have their own unique use cases and benefits. Different models are designed based on firsthand feedback from ophthalmic surgeons and tailored to meet their specific needs.

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5 Ways to Improve the Accuracy of Toric Lens Implants

The last thing patients want to deal with after cataract surgery is residual astigmatism—but unfortunately, it’s extremely common when using traditional intraocular lenses (IOL). The good news is that, unlike conventional IOLs, toric lens implants can correct a patient’s preexisting astigmatism during cataract surgery, ultimately allowing for better visual acuity following the procedure.

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3 of Today's Most Must-Have Prechoppers for Cataract Surgery

The demand for ophthalmology surgical efficiency has never been greater, between an increasing senior population, patient expectations for greater surgical results, and your need to see more patients in less time. You must meet these demands while achieving better outcomes, causing fewer complications, and achieving better time management.

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Choosing the Right Instruments for Micro Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS)

Modern cataract surgery continues to demand smaller and smaller incisions that are as safe and stable as possible. Recent innovations have made microincision cataract surgery (MICS) safe and effective.

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Ask the Experts: Everything You Need to Know About DMEK Instruments with Dr. Ahn

Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is a partial-thickness corneal graft operation in which only Descemet’s membrane and endothelium are replaced. To help explain this procedure, we have partnered with a global leader in corneal transplantation and DMEK, Dr. Charles S. Ahn. Here, we explore everything you need to know about DMEK and the recommended DMEK instruments for your practice.

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4 Tips to Enhance Ophthalmologist - Patient Communication Before Eye Surgery

Good physician communication goes way beyond diagnostic accuracy, patient satisfaction, and treatment adherence. Patient outcomes such as pain control, daily functioning, and even physiologic measurements like blood pressure improve with good ophthalmologist-patient communication. However, communication skills often remain poorly developed in busy ophthalmologists, and the need for established physicians to become better communicators continues.

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Top 3 Innovations That Are Improving the Efficiency of Cataract Surgery

Efficiency is likely always at the front of your mind—how can you increase your surgical efficiency while also improving patient outcomes and considering your bottom line? This poses a challenge to practicing ophthalmologists, and the answer may lie in your willingness to invest in and adopt new, easy-to-use innovations that are designed to improve your efficiency in cataract surgery.

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