PanOptix Multifocal IOL for Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States, with close to 4 million procedures in 2018.  Due to the aging of our population, this growth is anticipated to increase roughly 16 percent by 2024 in the US.  The fastest area of growth has been in the use of presbyopia-correcting IOLs, which…

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Association of Cataract Surgery With Traffic Crashes

A recent study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association/Ophthalmology edition regarding the positive effects of cataract surgery on reduction of patients’ risks of having a serious traffic crash as a driver. According to the main authors of the JAMA Study of the 559,546 patients a total of 4680 traffic crashes (2.36…

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Can Cataract Surgery Prolong Your Life?

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, as highlighted in the New York Times Article  “Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life” showed the long term positive effects of cataract surgery on quality of life and life expectancy itself. The 20-year study, conducted among 74,044 women aged 65 and older, all of whom had…

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Cataract Surgery Costs

There are many variables to consider once the decision has been made that cataract surgery is indicated to improve your vision.  The three main areas where costs are incurred are:  facility costs (ASC or hospital), surgeon fees, and special implants (premium IOL’s). Facility Costs Cataract surgery is performed as an outpatient at either a hospital…

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