April 2012


In this Issue

What's Hot in Cataract and Refractive Surgery?

Lawsuits, labels, and same-day surgery-this month's issue focuses on subjects of high interest to ophthalmologists.



Up Front

Chief Medical Editor's Page

Glaucoma Surgery Redefined

By Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

Today's Topics

Methods of Sedation for LASIK

By David R. Hardten, MD; Parag A. Majmudar, MD; J. E. “Jay” McDonald II, MD; and Jeffrey Whitman, MD

Cataract Surgery
Phaco Pearls

Educating Patients About IOL Options

By William J. Fishkind, MD; James C. Loden, MD; R. Bruce Wallace III, MD; and Robert J. Weinstock, MD

Complex Case Management

Dislocated PMMA IOL and Capsular Bag in Eye With Pseudoexfoliation

By Alan S. Crandall, MD; Devin M. Gattey, MD; Howard V. Gimbel, MD; and Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD

My Most Difficult Case

The Perfect Storm

By Terry Kim, MD, and Matthew D. Kuhnle, DO

Refractive Surgery
Feature story

Graft Detachment After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty

Allowing partially detached grafts the chance to clear spontaneously is often best.

By Jack S. Parker, BA, and Gerrit R. J. Melles, MD, PhD

Feature Series on Optimizing the Ocular Surface

Diagnosing OSD in the Surgical Setting

Surgeons should consider the Big Four: tears, lids, blinks, and sensation.

By Kenneth R. Kenyon, MD

Treating Ocular Surface Disease

Determine if the condition is mild, moderate, or severe before making a recommendation.

By Henry D. Perry, MD

The Importance of the Ocular Surface to Outcomes With Premium IOL s and Laser Refractive Surgery

Surgeons should make use of available testing modalities.

By Marguerite B. McDonald, MD

Cover Stories

Five Steps to Avoiding a Claim of Medical Malpractice

A practical approach to prevention.

By Tom Pannullo

What Am I Doing That Is Unapproved or off Label?

Quite a lot, thank you, and so are you!

By Michael E. Snyder, MD; Robert K. Maloney, MD; Derek W. DelMonte, MD; Terry Kim, MD; George O. Waring IV, MD; and Luis E. Fernández de Castro, MD

Same-day Bilateral Refractive Lens Exchange

If demonstrated to be safe, this procedure may become a desirable option for patients who elect to pay privately for vision correction.

By Daniel S. Durrie, MD

Humanitarian Outreach

LDS Charities Aims to Empower Local Doctors

Patients in Mongolia now have access to vitreoretinal services.

By Roger P. Harrie, MD

Today's Practice
Social Eyes

Paging Dr. Blogger: Tips for a Successful Health Care Blog

An engaging, informative health care blog can help physicians connect with patients and establish themselves as leaders in their profession.

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

The Efficient and Effective Education of Patients Pays off

Detailed videos for patients save time when it comes to their final decision on an implant.

By Cynthia Matossian, MD



5 Questions with D. Michael Colvard, MD

Dr. Colvard discusses his experience as an educator and how his work in undeveloped countries inspired the creation of the Friends of Vision Foundation.


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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.