How Do The Marketing Promises Compare Reality? In particular, we’re going to be discussing whether or not the literature supports the marketing. We’re going to discuss whether or not assumed promises are actually born out.
Femto laser-assisted cataract surgery has been touted by many as a “gentler” method of cataract surgery. In fact, there is little objective evidence to suggest that laser-assisted cataract surgery is any gentler than ultrasound-only cataract surgery…
The range of vision possible with cataract surgery using the Staar nanoFLEX® IOL is impressive, but not complete. It is often still necessary to wear readers to clearly see objects closer than arm’s length.
When someone with a cataract makes the decision to undergo modern cataract surgery, there is yet one more decision that must be made: what type of intraocular lens (IOL) to have placed in the eye. Most eye surgeons (or their surgical schedulers) will discuss the...read more
So today’s topic is going to be on Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery also known as FLACS. In particular, we’re going to be discussing whether or not the literature supports the marketing.read more
Rosacea is a condition that affects many people. While it’s more common in fair-skinned women of any age, anyone can actually develop it. It’s generally characterized by a reddened face, and sometimes causes small red bumps, and can be often mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction, orread more
It’s quite common for those who have had cataract surgery to notice tearing, foreign body sensation, mild soreness, “scratchy eye”, or a “tired eye” for a period of time after surgery. Although not entirely understood there are a few likely suspects including…read more
Most everyone with cataracts is old enough to have gained some basic wisdom regarding advertising: “Don’t believe everything you’re told.” With regard to “laser cataract surgery” that wisdom could serve you quite well indeed.read more
Dr. David Richardson talks about cataracts, cataract Surgery, types of intraocular lenses, and laser cataract surgery or laser-assisted cataract surgery.read more
FAQ #1: “Why haven’t I heard of this lens before?” Staar is a relatively small company compared to Alcon, AMO, and B&L (the big three IOL makers in the USA). As such, Staar simply doesn’t have the marketing budget to compete. Hate to break it to you, but doctors are just as likely to be swayed by marketing as anyone else.read more
A multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) focuses both distance and near images onto the retina at the same time. Amazingly, our retinas and brains are generally able to “see” both images clearly. This results in a greater range of clear vision with a reduced need for spectacles after cataract surgery. There are, however, some downsides to the multifocal IOL:read more
In theory the Crystalens® should provide a greater range of vision without the need for glasses compared to the Staar nanoFLEX®. However, I have not been impressed with the results of the Crystalens IOL.read more