May 2012


In this Issue

Innovation in Ophthalmology

Physicians and investors discuss ways to advance the specialty and what may be next.




Chief Medical Editor’s Page

A Good Example

By Stephen G. Slade, MD


Same-Day Bilateral Intraocular Surgery

By Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD; Karl G. Stonecipher, MD; and Stephen A. Updegraff, MD


Surgical Demonstrations With a
Femtosecond Laser

By Damien F. Goldberg, MD

Phaco Pearls

Cataract Surgery in an Eye With a Small Pupil

By James C. Loden, MD; Johnny L. Gayton, MD; Michael E. Snyder, MD; Robin R. Vann, MD; and Alan N. Carlson, MD

Feature Stories

Dysphotopsia and Multifocal IOLs

Understanding the data on dysphotopsia is an important part of counseling patients and creating your own comfort zone with multifocal IOLs.

By Douglas A. Katsev, MD

Combining a CTR With a Plate-Haptic Toric IOL

This technique can improve refractive results.

By William F. Wiley, MD


On the Borderline: to Operate or Not?

By Arthur Cummings, FRCS(Ed); Abi Tenen, MBBS(Hons), FRANZCO; Peter Heiner, MBBS, FRANZCO, FRACS; Douglas A. Katsev, MD; and William B. Trattler, MD

Focus on Corneal Collagen Cross-linking

How to Perform CXL

Current options beyond the standard protocol.

By Aleksandar Stojanovic, MD, and Xiangjun Chen, MD, MS

Illumination Lamps for CXL

As surgeons’ understanding of CXL increases, the technology for the procedure will evolve.

By Arthur B. Cummings, FRCS(Ed), and Rajesh K. Rajpal, MD

The Drug Science of Cross-linking

Research is elucidating how the combination of riboflavin and ultraviolet light strengthens the cornea.

By George O. Waring IV, MD, and Derrick A. Huey, MD

CXL With the Epithelium on or off: Which Is Better?

By Roy S. Rubinfeld, MD, and the CXL-USA Study Group; and Yaron S. Rabinowitz, MD

The Risks of CXL

Although rare, complications can cause stromal scarring and corneal edema, which have the potential to decrease postoperative visual acuity.

By R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD

Preventing Ectasia With Cross-linking After PRK or LASIK

Prophylactic cross-linking stabilizes the cornea and promotes the success of laser refractive surgery.

By A. John Kanellopoulos, MD

Update on the US Status of CXL

A US study will evaluate accelerated cross-linking.

By John A. Vukich, MD

Sidebar: Avedro’s CXL Study

By Peter S. Hersh, MD


What We Can Learn From Steve Jobs

By Stephen Coleman, MD; Stephen S. Lane MD; and Stephen G. Slade, MD

From a Napkin to the OR: Developing a New Product

Lessons learned along the way.

By Donald Schwartz, MD

Human Tissue Research Essential to the R&D Process

This eye bank research facility allows access to fresh, highly specialized ocular tissue.

By Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD

Waiting for Lightning to Strike

A venture capitalist’s perspective on how to recognize a good idea.

By Charles M. Warden, MBA

What Will the Next Big Thing Be in Ophthalmology?

By Gil Kliman, MD, MBA; William J. Link, PhD; and Steve Waite, BS, MBA

The Basics of Funding

An armchair guide to the language behind the money.

By Matt Jensen, MBA

Social Eyes

Understanding the Impact of Online Reviews of Physicians

More and more consumers are turning to online review sites for peer information on where to eat and shop—and obtain their health care.

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



5 Questions With Audrey Talley Rostov, MD

By Dr. Rostov discusses how she manages patients with unrealistic expectations, her role in SightLife, and how she motivates herself to compete in triathlons.

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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.