Like many things in life, growing your practice takes time and patience. Sometimes getting started is the hardest step in your business development plan. We’ve outlined three simple things you can do this month to grow your refractive business.
Cataract surgery moving to from hospitals to ASCs over the past ten years has been a tale of two reimbursements. Surgical procedures didn’t just move from hospitals to ASCs – they also moved to hospital outpatient departments.
Another year, another WAEPS annual meeting! Every year, I look forward to the opportunity to head to the Pacific Northwest where I can bask in the greenery, dodge rain clouds, and mingle with some of the top minds in ophthalmology.
Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, all surgeries were conducted in hospitals. By the year 2008, more than half of all of surgical procedures were being performed in outpatient settings, including ASCs. Today, that number is even greater.
If you’ve recently considered adding or increasing your marketing efforts, you’ve also probably considered how you will implement your campaigns. For most customers, this means one of two things – hiring an outside marketing group or developing your own “do-it-yourself” team and strategy.
It’s the morning of a long case day. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping...and your laser isn’t working.
Marketscope forecasts the global demand for refractive surgery will grow at an annual rate of 5.2 percent from 2017 to 2022, with annual procedure volume increasing from 3.6 million to 4.6 million. Great news, right? But is it accurate?
In cataract surgery, time is money, and boosting your OR efficiency can give you more of that precious time. Some cataract surgeons improve their efficiency by acquiring a second operating room. Have you ever thought about being one of them?
Every site had its own trick to get the patient head in the correct alignment for laser treatment; towels, wadded-up scrubs, pillows, and more. At Sightpath Medical, we do more than 60,000 cataract surgeries each year and more than 75,000 laser-assisted cataract cases since 2013, so we’ve seen a lot.
A research team composed of scientists from the Philippines, United Kingdom, and the United States found that – compared to manual clear corneal incisions (CCI) – femtosecond laser-constructed incisions achieve better wound sealability, a quality that may reduce the risk of surgical complications.