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ORX Awards and the Winners Are ... - September 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 3 0 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 G iven the choice between a pupil expander and a fem- tosecond laser, Jeffrey Whitman, MD, president and chief surgeon at the Key-Whitman Eye Center in Dallas, Texas, would choose the pupil expander. "It will let me do any case," he says. "I couldn't use a laser on smaller pupils." Big-ticket items like lasers and wavefront abberometers may win all the hype, but many recent innovations in ophthalmic supplies improve the safety and efficiency of cataract surgery. These devices "can turn a potentially difficult surgery into something more manageable," says Dr. Whitman. "Anything you can do to make surgery easier and safer is worthwhile." Here's a roundup of 7 products that save time and improve outcomes. O P H T H A L M O L O G Y Don't Overlook These Ophthalmic Innovations David Bernard Senior Associate Editor A NEW ANGLE It does- n't always take heavy equipment to innovate cataract surgery. You can solve cataract surgery complications and improve efficiency without breaking the bank.

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