February 2012


In this Issue

The RENAISSANCE of Cataract Surgery

The laserís incorporation into practice is spurring procedural and logistical analysis as well as debate.

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Chief Medical Editor’s Page

Is Good Enough?

By Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

Cataract Surgical Care in the Presence of Inflammatory Disease

Advice on the Patient Workup

Performing cataract surgery on a patient with uveitis requires careful preoperative planning and evaluation.

By Jennifer H. Hung, MD, and Richard E. Braunstein, MD

Cataract Surgery in Uveitic Eyes

It is imperative to control inflammation before and after operating.

By Uday Devgan, MD, FRCS

Pre- and Postoperative Cataract Care of Eyes With Inflammatory Disease

By initiating management prior to surgery, ophthalmologists can improve the success of the cataract procedure and increase patients’ satisfaction.

By Edward J. Holand, MD, and Eric D. Donenfeld, MD

Phaco Pearls

Staged Versus Combined Procedures in Eyes With Cataract and Fuchs Dystrophy

By Alan N. Carlson, MD; Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD; Mark S. Gorovoy, MD; Michael D. Straiko, MD; and Mark A. Terry, MD

Complex Case Management

Posteriorly Dislocated PCIOL and Capsular Bag

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD; Jae Yong Kim, MD, PhD; and Louis D. ‚ÄúSkip‚ÄĚ Nichamin, MD

Refractive Surgery
Feature Story

Corneal Inlays for the Surgical Treatment of Presbyopia

An update on the three devices under investigation in the United States.

By George O. Waring IV, MD


Cataract Surgery Complication Rates: How Are We Doing?

The femtosecond laser has the potential to improve cataract surgical outcomes and reduce complications, but studies must test this hypothesis.

By David F. Chang, MD

The Physics and Engineering of Femtosecond Lasers

Surgeons who have already invested in a femtosecond laser system for corneal surgery may ask why they cannot simply upgrade their device to perform cataract surgery.

By Holger Lubatschowski, PhD

Update on Laser Cataract Surgery

Several companies are developing lasers for use in cataract surgery.

By John A. Vukich, MD

Patient Flow in Laser Cataract Surgery

Where to locate the laser and how to move patients to the OR will challenge every practice.

By Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

Managerial Considerations for Laser Cataract Surgery

Important questions about reimbursement are engendered by this new technology.

By Kevin J. Corcoran, COE, CPC, FNAO; Alan E. Reider, JD, MPH; and Allison Weber Shuren, MSN, JD

Early Adopters’ Experiences With Laser Cataract Surgery

By A. James Khodabakhsh, MD; Michael C. Knorz, MD; and Vance Thompson, MD

Why We Are Waiting to Adopt Laser Cataract Surgery

We will be watching from the sidelines for a few more months.

By William B. Trattler, MD, and Richard M. Awdeh, MD


Social Media for Marketing Health Care Services? You Betcha!

Marketing via social media is ethical, valuable, and essential if physicians are to grow their credibility, leadership, and ability to attract patients.

By Cary M. Silverman, MD, MBA, and Shama Kabani



5 Questions With Mark J. Forchette

Mr. Forchette discusses the FDA market clearance of OptiMedica Corporation’s Catalys laser cataract surgery system and his career in ophthalmology.


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About CRST

Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today delivers cutting-edge information to cataract and refractive surgeons. Read by over 10,893 physicians, the publication promotes continuing education by covering such topics as surgical pearls, complications management, technological advances, and practice management.