Mitigating Potential Surgical Horror Stories
Ophthalmology off the Grid
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1M ago
Paul Walton, MD, continues the discussion with Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Gary Wörtz, MD, on approaches to anesthesia and nuances to manage potentially difficult patients during cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Walton shares pearls to ensure a smooth day in the operating room, mitigating potential ophthalmology ‘horror stories ..read more
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The Benefits of a “Boring” Day
Ophthalmology off the Grid
by Eyetube
1M ago
Paul Walton, MD, joins Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Gary Wörtz, MD, to share concepts to help cataract and refractive surgeons avoid horror stories in the OR. He says the goal should always be to have a “boring” day, emphasizing the importance of communication and understanding with patients. The surgeons also detail their approaches to anesthesia and how to best comfort patients before, during, or after surgery ..read more
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Management of Advanced Glaucoma
Ophthalmology off the Grid
by Eyetube
3M ago
Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD, joins Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Gary Wörtz, MD, to share his experiences managing complex patients with advanced-stage glaucoma. He shares a specific case of an 83-year-old man with a cataract and exfoliation glaucoma with an IOP of 56 mm Hg. Dr. Radcliffe walks through how he managed complications he encountered during the combined cataract and glaucoma surgery, including vitreous prolapse and suprachoroidal hemorrhage. The surgeons also discuss how to educate and counsel patients with advanced-stage disease to help them understand realistic surgical outcomes ..read more
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Learning From Challenging Situations During Surgery
Ophthalmology off the Grid
by Eyetube
4M ago
John Doane, MD, joins Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Gary Wörtz, MD, to share his experiences for this season’s theme of “Horror Stories” in cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Doane reviews a few examples from his career in which he had to manage uniquely challenging situations and discusses what he learned from them. Listen to gain insights into his experiences using early surgical technology and how he approached challenges with observers fainting in the OR ..read more
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Horror Stories: Complicated Ophthalmic Cases
Ophthalmology off the Grid
by Eyetube
5M ago
Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Gary Wörtz, MD, kick off the latest season of Ophthalmology off the Grid. This season focuses on the subject of ‘Horror Stories,’ where surgeons will highlight their toughest, most complicated surgical cases and how they managed them. In this episode, Drs. Williamson and Wörtz start the discussion by sharing their own uniquely challenging cases. Learn how Dr. Williamson managed an inflammatory complication following ICL implantation, and how Dr. Wörtz approached a challenging case of suspected horror fusionis ..read more
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Maintaining Company Culture During Expansion
Ophthalmology off the Grid
by Eyetube
6M ago
Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Gary Wörtz, MD, invite Matt Jensen to round out the year of episodes dedicated to building a business and brand in ophthalmology. Jensen shares insights he gained early in his marketing career, highlighting how he adapted to variabilities in different markets and learned to grow the business at home. The trio also discusses the value of having strong, trusted partners in business when expanding into new markets, and Jensen emphasizes the importance of maintaining a consistent company culture during that expansion. To learn more about Matt Jensen's expertise, visi ..read more
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Overcoming Challenges When Switching Practices
Ophthalmology off the Grid
by Eyetube
7M ago
Cathleen McCabe, MD, joins Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Gary Wörtz, MD, to discuss the challenges of moving across the country from an existing practice and referral network and starting in a new state. She shares insights into the dynamics of changing ownership and having a clear outline for the type of practice to join. Drs. McCabe, Williamson, and Wörtz further discuss the pros and cons of different business models and pearls for making decisions and taking risks with business in ophthalmology ..read more
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Successful Practices Adapt to Change
Ophthalmology off the Grid
by Eyetube
8M ago
Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, joins this episode to speak with Gary Wörtz, MD, and Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, about his experience building his practice and working with industry. He shares insights into how he grew from a small private practice by constantly adapting to a dynamic specialty. Dr. Donnenfeld stresses the value of resisting stagnation, and he explains why it is crucial to incorporate new technologies and treatments as one’s business expands. He also shares successes and failures from throughout his career and his predictions for the future of ophthalmology ..read more
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Navigating Business Decisions in Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology off the Grid
by Eyetube
9M ago
Tom Tooma, MD, founder, owner, and medical director for NVISION, joins Gary Wörtz, MD, and Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, to continue this season’s topic of building a business and brand in ophthalmology. Dr. Tooma shares insights into his early days of building his refractive surgery practice, touching on the risks taken and lessons learned over the years. He further shares advice for surgeons to navigate the financial intricacies of running a successful practice and describes the current philosophy of his business ..read more
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Business in Ophthalmology, Philanthropy, and More
Ophthalmology off the Grid
by Eyetube
10M ago
Marnix Heersink, MD, joins Gary Wörtz, MD, and Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and shares his experiences and philosophy behind building his business in ophthalmology, philanthropy, and more. Dr. Heersink breaks down his career path, from his first practice to his growth in business ventures beyond medicine. He shares advice for young physicians just getting started in practice, and comments on his outlook for the future of ophthalmology ..read more
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