The Evolution and Future of Middle Segment Surgery
CRST: The Podcast
by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
4d ago
Join Cristos Ifantides, MD, MBA, as he explores the emerging field of middle segment surgery (MSS) with guests Tanya Trinh, MBBS, FRANZCO, and Sadeer B. Hannush, MD. MSS utilizes the pars plana approach to address both anterior and posterior segment challenges in ophthalmic surgery. This episode covers the origins, techniques, and clinical implications of MSS and highlights the critical role of a dual-skilled surgeon for optimal patient outcomes. Tune in for in-depth insights into the latest developments and future directions of MSS. For more detailed information, refer to the March issue of&n ..read more
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Authenticity in Industry Involvement
CRST: The Podcast
by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
3w ago
Join Neda Nikpoor, MD, and Neda Shamie, MD, as they delve into their personal journeys of industry involvement in ophthalmology. They discuss the motivations behind their partnerships, the impact of authentic collaboration on patient care and innovation, and offer valuable advice for young ophthalmologists seeking to engage with industry. Tune in to hear their experiences, the challenges they faced, and the lessons learned in fostering symbiotic relationships that drive the field of ophthalmology forward ..read more
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Maximize Successful Outcomes With SMILE
CRST: The Podcast
by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
1M ago
William Wiley, MD, and Luke Rebenitsch, MD, describe why SMILE is their preferred refractive surgery method, highlighting ideal patient criteria, surgical outcomes, and enhancement rates. Dr. Wiley shares advice for surgeons new to SMILE, giving pearls for how to gain skills and work through the learning curve. Dr. Rebenitsch discusses the growth of SMILE volume in recent years and describes techniques to maximize success. Dr. Wiley closes by sharing how the speed of the new VISUMAX 800 (ZEISS) leads to a better surgical experience for both patient and surgeon.   ..read more
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Creating a Culture of Care: Insights From Vance Thompson, MD
CRST: The Podcast
by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
1M ago
In this episode of Neda Squared, hosts Neda Shamie, MD, and Neda Nikpoor, MD, talk with Vance Thompson, MD, about the culture and brand he has built at Vance Thompson Vision. Dr. Thompson describes his journey from solo practitioner to the leader of a team of nearly 400, with an emphasis on the importance of creating a family-like environment and providing exceptional patient care through authentic leadership and team empowerment.  ..read more
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Exploring the Future of Corneal Surgery
CRST: The Podcast
by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
2M ago
In this episode of CRST: The Podcast, host Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS, convenes a panel of contributors to CRST’s January cover series on the future of corneal surgery to delve into some revolutionary advances. George O. Waring IV, MD, FACS; Marcela Feltrin de Barros, MD; and Steven E. Wilson, MD, FARVO discuss cutting-edge techniques such as refractive indexing and the potential of topical losartan for treating corneal scarring. The conversation spans the evolution of corneal surgery, the promising applications of femtosecond laser technology, and the impact of new procedures ..read more
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Foundations: The Journey of Neda Squared in Ophthalmology
CRST: The Podcast
by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
3M ago
In the premiere episode of Neda Squared, hosts Neda Nikpoor, MD, and Neda Shamie, MD, weave through their personal and professional journeys in ophthalmology, highlighting the serendipitous meetings and shared values that have shaped their careers. They delve into the transformative power of mentorship, the impact of global medicine initiatives, and their commitment to authentic patient care ..read more
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The Future of Hyperopic LASIK: Debates and Advances
CRST: The Podcast
by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
4M ago
In this episode of CRST: The Podcast, host William F. Wiley, MD, and Wesam Silk, MD, take a deep dive into the evolving world of hyperopic LASIK and its alternatives. They explore the technological advances that have reshaped the treatment of hyperopia, examine the shift toward lens-based solutions, and speculate about future innovations in refractive surgery.  ..read more
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VisuMax for LASIK Flaps
CRST: The Podcast
by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
5M ago
Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and William Wiley, MD, describe using the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser (ZEISS), emphasizing the positive experience their patients have had during the procedure. Dr. Williamson further discusses pearls and shares his experience using the system. Dr. Wiley explains the foundational difference between using VisuMax versus other technologies ..read more
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Refractive Lensectomy: Innovations and Patient-Centric Care
CRST: The Podcast
by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
7M ago
Join John A. Hovanesian, MD; George O. Waring IV, MD, FACS; and Beeran Meghpara, MD, as they take an in-depth look at the latest advancements in refractive lensectomy. Topics include differentiating dysfunctional lens syndrome from cataracts, the impact of these conditions on patient counseling, and the intersection of financial and ethical considerations in surgery. Learn more about Shifting Toward Refractive Lensectomy in the October 2023 issue of CRST: https://crstoday.com/articles/oct-2023/i-have-seen-the-future-of-vision-correction-and-its-name-is-refractive-lensectomy?single=true ..read more
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Geographic Atrophy: Future Treatment Paradigms
CRST: The Podcast
by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
7M ago
Nathan Radcliffe, MD, moderates a discussion with Deborah Ristvedt, DO, and John Kitchens, MD, about the future of geographic atrophy (GA) treatment and management, the history of GA care, considerations for managing cataracts and glaucoma, and more. This editorially independent episode is supported by Iveric Bio.  ..read more
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