A Survey of Consumer Demand for Premium Cataract Surgery

Posted by on Mar 26, 2009 in Published Works, Report

A Survey of Consumer Demand for Premium Cataract Surgery

Since their introduction five years ago, presbyopia-correcting IOLs have created a new category within cataract surgery. The combination of greater visual functionality with the ability to charge an additional fee for the implantation of these lenses has given ophthalmology a new premium-level offering to consumers who are considering cataract surgery… Tags: Survey, Ophthalmology, consumers, Cataract surgery, surgery, Patients, Results, Vision, Data, Market Download the full article   ...

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Dad, what’s an Album?”

Posted by on Jan 1, 2009 in Blog

Dad, what’s an Album?”

My son, who received an iPOD last Christmas, innocently blurted this question as I was searching for specific music to load onto the device. Wow, how fast the world has changed! Indeed, it was a bit sobering for me to explain how recorded music has shifted from LP (long play) records to cassette tapes and now CDs. It was a mini-history lesson that was probably lost on him but really hit home with me. Today’s kids and young adults have never known a world without a personal computer, cell phone, DVDs, video games and even the iPOD (at least for the 7 year-olds like my son). They absorb...

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Structure in the Medical Practice

Posted by on Sep 26, 2006 in Article, Published Works

Structure in the Medical Practice

Does your practice run more like an ice hockey game or a ballet? Identify this scene: a team of people moving fast with lots of intensity, bumping into one another, creating chaos and confusion. Does this sound like a night at the ice hockey arena? Instead, I am referring to some medical practices, especially those with multiple physicians and support staff. Chaotic practices lack an effective support structure. Vital information such as phone messages, charts, and test results is not tracked carefully and sometimes gets misplaced… Tags: Structure, Results, Patients, Hockey, staff,...

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Mission: Control

Posted by on Feb 6, 2006 in Article, Published Works

Mission: Control

Putting your business processes in order. Most surgeons , I think, are pretty happy with their refractive surgery results. They have a process by which they approach surgery, called surgical protocol, which at its core is designed to help them execute the procedure the same way each time. Following protocol is a means to achieving results that are predictable and that, in virtually every case, lead to a successful outcome… Tags: surgery, Refractive surgery, surgeons, time, Procedure, Results Download the full article   ...

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CK: Worth a Second Look?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2005 in Article, Published Works

CK: Worth a Second Look?

Conductive keratoplasty and its role as a primary and a rescue procedure. This is the second in a series of articles that highlights results from market studies on topics of interest to refractive surgeons. These studies comprise original research conducted by SM2 Consulting of Pleasanton, California. refractive surgery has evolved beyond the era when it was defined by a single procedure such as RK and then LASIK. Today, there are laser and non laser corneal treatments and the first of many IOLs for lenticular treatments… Tags: surgeons, Refractive Surgeons, patient, Technique,...

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