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September 2016

Features

LASIK, 25 years in the making
By Christine Bahls, executive editor
The refractive error corrector is likely back; here’s why.

Will drugs in trials actually deliver?
By Karen Blum, contributing editor
Dry eye, glaucoma, AMD specialists could receive new weapons.

The golden mean of capsulotomy
By Mark Packer, MD, FACS, CPI
Finding a balance between precision and cost.

Accommodating the aging process
By John A. Hovanesian, MD
Hope for the presbyopes, even pre-cataract surgery.

What’s on your instrument tray?
By René Luthe, senior editor
Cataract surgeons discuss when they break away from the same ol’ same ol’.

Ocular options in a sutureless future
By Parag A. Majmudar, MD
Surgeons move toward bioadhesives, but these may require finessing.

SIA: a practical plan in cataract surgery
By Anjali Devgan and Anthony Joseph, MD
At a teaching hospital, a student and resident want to predict refractive outcomes based on surgically-induced astigmatism. It was a teaching moment.

Come October, come to Chi-town
By Wendy Lyons Sunshine, contributing editor
The annual Academy meeting is so action-packed a printed program couldn’t hold it.

Departments

Guest Editorial
By Mark Packer, MD, FACS, CPI
Off-label use: Honesty is the only policy

Viewpoint
Larry E. Patterson, MD
Impositions on our finite time

Quick Hits
By OM and PentaVision staff

Visionaries and Educators
By Zachary Smith, MHSA
Lessons learned in the Marines

Coding & Reimbursement
By Suzanne L. Corcoran
QMB — another reimbursement trap

SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE
By Robert Stoneback, Associate Editor
New tool makes more time for more patients

THE EFFICIENT OPHTHALMOLOGIST
By Steven M. Silverstein MD, FACS
What makes a good partnership work?

BEST PRACTICES
By Elizabeth Holloway
Reporting compliance success in an age of challenges

FEMTO FACTOR
By Scott LaBorwit, MD
Femto Factor farewell

THE ENLIGHTENED OFFICE
By Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
Staff retention requires staff help




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