A) All patients prefer to receive detailed information in written form
B) All patients prefer to receive detailed information from visual sources and video-based education
C) Practitioners need to tailor their approach to education to the individual patient's personality
D) Only the surgeon should talk to patients about surgery
Michael Cooper, OD, of the Windham Eye Group in Willimantic, Connecticut, discusses how to speak to a surgical patient with Andrew Morgenstern, OD, President-Elect, Maryland Optometric Association. Dr. Morgenstern explains the demographics of his patient population and the tools available. He says that educating patients prior to surgery will result in the best possible outcomes.