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Pushing For Change - July 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U L Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 5 7 T his was shaping up to be another great year for eye sur- gery centers until COVID-19 closed OR doors on elec- tive cases. Not only did we lose business, but we also were deprived of the annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting, at least in person. The quickly assembled virtual conference was as good as could be expected, but I really missed the in-person aspect. I like to go to ASCRS to sit down with my peers, have some dinner and a drink or two, and talk about the latest trends in cataract sur- gery. "What are we doing? What's really working? What's the next big thing?" It's good for us to hear from other surgeons about how prod- ucts really work, or new things we should try. I might not have been able to discuss innovative ideas over a porterhouse and Cab Sav, but I've remained connected enough to know some compelling products have emerged in the cataract space. Let's talk about them. OSM 6 Exciting Developments in Cataract Surgery These neat new innovations could propel the specialty to new heights. T. Hunter Newsom, MD | Tampa, Fla. Dr. Newsom (hunter@newsomeye.net), a cataract and refractive surgeon, is founder of the Newsom Eye & Laser Center in Sebring and Tampa, Fla.

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