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Office-based surgery (OBS) represents the latest evolution of ophthalmic surgery. The evolution of OBS closely mirrors the previous transition from hospitals to ASCs. Read about the research on more than 50,000 cases showing that OBS offers both surgeons and patients a multitude of benefits and safety that match—and in some cases exceed—that of other environments.
As eyecare practitioners who diagnose and treat dry eye disease (DED), we understand that DED is a multifactorial process involving a loss of tear film homeostasis. Tear film instability, tissue damage, and inflammation are all connected and play self-reinforcing roles, keeping patients stuck in the DED cycle. While this cycle has multiple potential points of entry, evaporation-related tear film instability and hyperosmolarity are central, upstream mechanisms.
A Quick Way to Diagnose and Treat Dry Eye Disease Patients Prior to their Cataract Surgery Measurements
The importance of accurate preoperative measurements cannot be overstated at a time when patient expectations of excellent vision are as high as ever. Identification of DED patients before surgery is vital to increase patient and physician satisfaction.
Learn from Dr. Craig McCabe how you may gain better surgical outcomes with more accurate measurements by treating dry eye with punctal plugs.
Coastal Eye Institute, a large ophthalmology practice on Florida's gulf coast, had long been successful keeping physical records. However, the challenges of paper were holding back the practice from even greater success and potentially exposing it to MIPS penalties. This case study explains how the institute switched to Nextech's cloud-based EHR solution and has seen increased collaboration among its locations, greater accessibility to records, and faster, better patient experiences.
Our clinic has been treating dry eye patients with the Lumenis IPL system, utilizing the OPT™ technology, for almost 7 years. Prior to our use of this system, many of our patients were very frustrated because they had not achieved good results with other therapies, either at another clinic, or even at ours with the treatments we could offer at the time. When we incorporated a system with the OptiLIGHT technology into our clinic, it was a game changer.
Now our treatments and outcomes are much more successful, and patients are having the experience we want them to have, where they are feeling better and doing better. It really makes an impact on their life.
The perfect exam lane is imperative to the success of your practice and your health. An inefficient layout, poor lighting or inadequate seating can affect the lane’s function, throughput and your heath. Learn what makes a more efficient exam lane and increase your revenue.
When it came time for Vance Thompson Vision to find the right EHR for its expansive practice, they knew two things: They didn’t want to end up like other practices struggling with their EHR systems and they wanted to find the best ophthalmology-specific EHR to support practice growth.
With Lumenis’ OptiLight system incorporated into their practices, physicians can finally offer a real solution for dry eye patients. Using OptiLight provides an opportunity to make patients happy and for a practice to expand and grow.
The efficiency benefits of sterile FLACS with ALLY have been remarkable, starting with cutting my procedure times by more than half. Additionally, I no longer have two patient encounters for one surgical plan as I did with my prior generation laser. This makes the procedure far less stressful for me and safer for the patient, with the added benefit of less cost per minute in the OR for the ASC. Doing more cases also increases my ROI for my ASC, as I am able to save considerably on the cost per minute. Considering a typical rate of $100 per minute, the timesavings I get with ALLY translates to as much as $472 in cost savings to my ASC per case.
Excessive tear evaporation is a key driver in dry eye disease. But while current prescription treatment options can address the symptoms of 2 out of 3 contributing factors to dry eye disease (aqueous deficiency and inflammation)—a need remains for effectively treating excessive tear evaporation.
This White Paper will help practitioners understand the evaporative etiology of DED and the cycle of ocular surface damage and inflammation that chronically persists in patients with evaporative dry eye. Read on to learn why the development of prescription anti-evaporative drop therapies is imperative in the successful treatment of this major root cause of dry eye disease.