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Subspecialties Cataract

Riding the Sea Change

The first wave of the aging demographic of the baby boom generation has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the demand for cataract surgery. As cataract surgeons become even busier, new strategies for efficiency must be considered. Having reached the point of diminishing returns, the next paradigm shift is immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery. In my opinion, this is the change coming in cataract surgery, whether we like it or not. Therefore, we must look at the three biggest obstacles standing in the way as opportunities for advancement – and adjust our thinking for the future.

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About the Author

Gary Wörtz

Gary Wortz is an Ophthalmic Surgeon at Commonwealth Eye Surgery, and Chief Medical Officer, Omega Ophthalmics, Lexington, KY, USA.

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