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Open. Outspoken. It's Ophthalmology off the Grid - an honest look at controversial topics in the field.

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    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings

Open. Outspoken. It's Ophthalmology off the Grid - an honest look at controversial topics in the field.

    Ophthalmology in a War Zone

    Ophthalmology in a War Zone

    This special episode of Ophthalmology off the Grid was screened during the 2022 MillennialEYE Live meeting in Austin, Texas. Andriy Kovalov, MD, PhD, joined Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, from Kyiv, Ukraine, and discussed how he and his family have supported the civil defense efforts of his home country. Dr. Kovalov, with a 40-year established career in ophthalmology, explains how the Russian invasion has caused hospitals to shift from providing routine patient care to emergency services only. He further discusses ongoing challenges with communication and infrastructure as he cares for ocular trauma patients. To support Dr. Kovalov in helping to provide supplies and medical services to the citizens of Ukraine, you can donate to https://www.gofundme.com/f/c5mxd-help-for-ukraine.

    • 35 min
    The Case for Going Private

    The Case for Going Private

    Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Darrell E. White, MD, welcome guest Preeya K. Gupta, MD, to discuss the benefits and challenges of running a private practice. Dr. Gupta, who recently became a private practitioner, discusses her decision to leave academia, why she decided to take a leap of faith and bet on herself, and the importance of setting expectations when first starting out in private practice.

    • 35 min
    Getting Started With the EVO Visian ICL

    Getting Started With the EVO Visian ICL

    Hosts Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Gary Wörtz, MD, invite Erik L. Mertens, MD, FEBOphth, and Gregory D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS, to share their experiences with the recently FDA-approved EVO Visian ICL (STAAR Surgical). The surgeons discuss the excitement surrounding this technology, and Drs. Mertens and Parkhurst provide insights into the ideal patient candidates for this procedure and how ophthalmic surgeons can start to incorporate the EVO into their practices.

    • 30 min
    Insights From an Australian Ophthalmologist

    Insights From an Australian Ophthalmologist

    Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Gary Wörtz, MD, welcome Ben LaHood, MD, MBChB(dist), PGDipOphth(dist), FRANZCO, to learn his perspectives on the similarities and differences in ophthalmology from his side of the world in Adelaide, Australia. Dr. LaHood shares his path from medical student in New Zealand to his current position as an ophthalmic surgeon, his passion for achieving optimum outcomes in astigmatism management, and more.
     

    • 55 min
    Challenging the Old Adage in Ophthalmology

    Challenging the Old Adage in Ophthalmology

    Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, welcomes Gary Wörtz, MD, and Keith Walter, MD, to discuss and challenge some of the dogmas commonly faced in everyday practice. The trio reconsiders some of the traditional methods and timetables used within their practices to avoid stretching themselves too thin in the clinic and to push the ophthalmic practice forward. 

    • 53 min
    Death, Taxes, and Presbyopia

    Death, Taxes, and Presbyopia

    Presbyopia is inevitable for all patients, but with new products hitting the market and coming down the pipeline, it is becoming increasingly easier to manage. Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and his cohost, Neda Nikpoor, MD, welcome Karl G. Stonecipher, MD, for an in-depth discussion about how they currently treat presbyopia and how they expect the management of this condition to evolve as new mechanisms of action are developed, FDA approved, and released.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

BManne ,

Ophthalmology Obsessed

Dr. Gary Wortz is an international thought-leader and having him lead this podcast is a outstanding choice. It has well-curated topics and organic conversations between Dr. Wortz and invited guests- who are the leading experts in their respective field. This podcast helps me stay current. I recommend this for anyone in the eye care field- doctors and industry professionals. Thank you, Dr. Wortz- keep up the great convos!

8374847bdjfush ,

Best podcast for the ophthalmic innovation space

Dr Wortz is a world class ophthalmic surgeon with a talent for picking great topics and conducting excellent interviews with other experts. He is himself an innovator and his topics are always cutting edge. His sense of humor is A+. Bottom line - this is a wonderful podcast.

Senzabaffi ,

Interesting and Useful

It is very refreshing to listen to physicians discussing different methods to operate cataracts. Hope more episodes are coming.

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