3 Things You Can Do To Grow Your Refractive Business

Fri, Apr 20 2018 10:05 am

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.

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The Shift is On: Reimbursements

Fri, Apr 13 2018 9:24 am

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.

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Another Great WAEPS Annual Meeting!

Wed, Apr 11 2018 2:51 pm

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.

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The Shift is On: ASCs are Taking on More Cataract Surgeries Every Year

Wed, Apr 4 2018 3:54 pm

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.

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Why You Shouldn't DIY Your Marketing

Tue, Mar 27 2018 11:13 am

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.

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From Setback to Success: Sightpath Saves the Day!

Fri, Mar 23 2018 3:01 pm

It’s the morning of a long case day. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping...and your laser isn’t working.

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Do Millennials Actually Want LASIK?

Fri, Mar 16 2018 4:30 pm

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?

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Hey, Have You Ever Thought About Adding a Second OR?

Fri, Mar 2 2018 2:48 pm

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?

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Where There's a Need, There's Also an Opportunity!

Mon, Feb 26 2018 1:57 pm

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.

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Femtosecond Laser Results in Better Wound Sealability Than Manual Clear Corneal Incisions

Fri, Feb 16 2018 9:20 am

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.

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