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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4 Tips to Sustain a Successful Ophthalmic Practice in 2019

Opening and running a successful ophthalmic practice is one thing—sustaining success is another. Increasing patient demands, skyrocketing healthcare costs, decreasing reimbursement rates, and the demand to see more patients in less time all present major challenges to sustaining success in your ophthalmic practice. Despite these challenges, your practice can be successful long-term if you are intentional about maintaining and sustaining this success.

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Cataract Surgery and Dry Eye: 3 Things Every Ophthalmologist Needs to Know

With more than 7 million Americans suffering from dry eye in America, it is a good idea to examine its impact on your surgical outcomes—particularly cataract surgery.

Why?

Cataract surgery has been shown to worsen pre-existing dry eye conditions and even cause dry eye in those with healthy corneas. The fact is that cataract surgery is typically performed on older adults, and this population is at an increased risk for developing dry eye. Couple that with the incision made during cataract surgery, and you are almost guaranteed to encounter dry eye as a surgical outcome of cataract surgery. Additionally, dry eye may affect your IOL calculations—and all of these factors can negatively impact your surgical outcomes, especially the patient’s overall postoperative visual acuity.

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Ask the Experts: Everything You Need to Know About DSAEK Instruments with Dr. Tan

Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) is a partial-thickness corneal transplant that replaces only the inner portion of the cornea containing the endothelial layer. A thin piece of donor tissue is inserted onto the back (inner) surface of the patient’s diseased cornea. A normal, healthy cornea should be transparent without opacities. Corneal tissue can become damaged through disease or trauma. This damage can cause scar tissue and opacities in the normally clear cornea, resulting in a reduction in visual acuity. If the cornea develops visually significant opacities or irregularities, a corneal transplant—or DSAEK procedure—can be performed.

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