PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Ethics and Elective Eye Care

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Ethics and Elective Eye Care

Premium lenses and refractive lens exchange potentially increase the medicolegal risk for surgeons. Premium IOLs and laser cataract surgery, as well as other elective and semielective advances, provide additional benefits to patients but also additional costs. For the surgeon, these developments offer the opportunity to better satisfy patients and grow his or her practice, but they also pose unique challenges that can blur the ethical boundaries that were once clearly etched…             Download the full blog       ...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: What’s the Big Idea?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: What’s the Big Idea?

Ophthalmology attracts innovators like nectar attracts bees. Big ideas and the innovators who conceived them built the subspecialty that is widely known today as refractive cataract surgery. Giants of surgery—like Charles Kelman, who essentially reinvented cataract surgery with the development of phacoemulsification, José Barraquer, who was responsible for…           Download the full blog       ...

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A New Era in Healthcare: ALPHAEON

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Blog

  Earlier this month, we witnessed the birth of a new company called ALPHAEON. Those attending the recent American Society of Plastic Surgery in San Diego saw first-hand the debut of a company dedicated to improving patient outcomes as well as patient experiences.   ALPHAEON is the brainchild of Robert Grant, an industry executive who has been a client of mine while at the helm of multiple companies in the self-pay segment including Biolase (laser dentistry), Allergan Medical (Botox, Latisse, Juvederm) and Bausch + Lomb Surgical (LASIK and lens-based refractive surgery). He is an...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Enjoy a Slice of Premium Practice Pie

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Enjoy a Slice of Premium Practice Pie

But first, define what it means in your practice. The word premium is a term that shifts meaning in the blink of an eye. When used as an adjective, it means “of exceptional quality or greater value than others of its kind.” When premium modifies practice, it can mean any number of things, but the vast majority of cataract and refractive surgeons would probably say that describing their practice as premium would be accurate…           Download the full blog       ...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Hindsight is 20/happy. The evolution of cataract and refractive surgery has taken surgeons on a wild ride over the past 25 years. Phacoemulsification revolutionized the removal of cataracts, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services eviscerated reimbursement…               Download the full blog       ...

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