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Educating Surgical Patients

by Andrew Morgenstern, OD, Conni Koury, Editor in Chief, Walter Whitley, OD

Walt Whitley, OD, and Andy Morgenstern, OD, share their thoughts on the optometrist’s role in educating patients when it comes to cataract surgery options. Walt says it is important to explain changes in a patient’s lens as a normal part of the aging process. He says it is important to educate patients about the options that are available that will improve their vision and quality of life. Andy agrees, adding that explaining potential risks and managing realistic expectations will help to further prepare cataract patients.

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