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How Safe Are Your Patients? - June 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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6 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 6 The Future of Cataract Surgery W hat will cataract surgery look like 10 or 20 years from now? Hard to say, but the ophthalmic OR is bound to be a lot different than it is today. "If you look back 50 years at what we were doing in cataract surgery, it's night and day compared to now," says George O. Waring IV, MD, FACS, director of refractive sur- gery and an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. One thing observers are sure of: Case volumes will rise. Here are some possibilities that they see in the busy decades ahead. These advances will innovate your ophthalmic ORs. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor • CHANGE OF VENUE Will cataract surgery migrate from hospitals and surgery centers to offices? George O. Waring IV, MD, FACS

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