The Business of Cataract Surgery

Office-Based Cataract Surgery: Training Staff and Managing Expectations for Improved Productivity

Over the last few years, my ophthalmology practice began encountering some of the challenges that typically drive surgeons toward office-based surgery (OBS). We noticed increasing difficulty scheduling OR time at the hospital or ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) where we operated. When we would reserve two adjacent rooms for a procedure, one room might get bumped …

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The Future of Cataract Surgery

By Richard Lindstrom, MD Cataract surgery is the highest volume procedure for both the ophthalmologist and the ophthalmic industry, attracting significant investment and a continuous flow of new products, services, and even point of service.  With continuous innovations and growing demand, the future of cataract surgery is positive. In 2022 approximately five million cataract procedures …

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