SEP 2012

EyeWorld is the official news magazine of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

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4 EW Table of Contents September 2012 WORLD VIEW 11 Getting out of your comfort zone Edward Holland, M.D. On the edge of greatness? 58 Early believers in femtosecond laser for refractive cataract surgery say this is just the beginning by Michelle Dalton At the multifocal junction 60 Weighing which IOL train to place a patient aboard by Maxine Lipner Managing post-op refractive surprises 61 Knowing what may cause them, how to prevent them, and how to treat them are the keys to ensuring a positive outcome by Michelle Dalton Cover art provided by Karl Brasse, M.D., EyeLand Design Network Feature September 2012 Refractive cataract surgery 58-65 NEWS & OPINION Winter Update 2013 to descend upon Florida 3 by Jena Passut Fly-In focus: Independent Payment Advisory Board 33 ASCRS, Alliance continue to fight for repeal by Francis W. Price Jr., M.D. Keeping refractive cataract surgery patients happy 64 Lessons learned from satisfied—and not so satisfied—patients by Vanessa Caceres 16 Tools & techniques Cortical cleaving hydrodissection 21 Dr. Fine explains how to perform gentle cortical cleaving hydrodissection by I. Howard Fine, M.D. 3 Anterior segment grand rounds Taking the Y out of Zs and making them X: Part 2 16 Dr. Safran discusses another three cases of Z syndrome that were referred to his practice for management by Steven G. Safran, M.D. 21 ASCRS Best papers of session 20 A look at some of the top papers selected by moderators and panelists at the 2012 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress Eyecare trends surveys called "eye openers" 24 Two separate studies find people highly value their eyesight, but do little to maintain ocular health by Michelle Dalton 28 Chief medical editor's corner of the world A call to action from our Government Relations Committee 29 Dr. Chang interviews Sandy Yeh, M.D., an ASCRS member who epitomizes the attitude and moxie of the Government Relations Committee by David F. Chang, M.D. Online: www.EyeWorld.org • Mobile: EyeWorld.mobi • Twitter: www.twitter.com/EWNews • Facebook: www.facebook/EyeWorldMagazine Fly-In focus: Urge Congress to pass meaningful medical liability reform 36 Reduce growth in healthcare costs, preserve access to specialty care, and encourage physician engagement in meaningful quality improvement activities by Marc Michelson, M.D. Fly-In focus: The ("un")-Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula 34 Because the SGR formula is cumulative, the result is an SGR deficit of over $300 billion by Kenneth J. Rosenthal, M.D. 24 Pharmaceutical focus Keeping infection at bay while dipping into the high-risk cataract pool 28 Honing in on top regimens by Maxine Lipner Fly-In focus: Value-based payment modifier 33 For many physicians, the value-based payment modifier seems to be yet another poorly constructed method to penalize them by James A. Bryan, M.D.

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