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Focused Factories - November 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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I 've spent more than half of my 30-plus years in surgery per- forming cataract cases, and cur- rently counsel my oculoplastics patients on their cataract options as well. I gained even more insight into the mindset of cataract patients after I became one sever- al years ago. I was diagnosed with early cataracts at the age of 50 after noticing halos around the bright OR lights. My vision had always been good (20/20+), but I noticed a new blurriness and haziness. It seemed like I was looking through wax paper. After much research and a lot of thinking, I decided to undergo cataract surgery. 5 6 O U T P A T 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 | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 5 5 Ways to Make Your Cataract Patients Happy A surgeon who has been on both sides of the table shares his top tips for improving patient satisfaction. Charles Slonim, MD z FROM SURGEON TO PATIENT Charles Slonim, MD, (left) has experience on both sides of the OR table after he had cataract surgery several years ago. Here, he operates on a patient while volunteering in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Charles Slonim, MD Tampa, Fla.

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