Open. Outspoken. It's Ophthalmology off the Grid - an honest look at controversial topics in the field.
Survive & Thrive: Private Practice vs. Academia
Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, welcomes a panel of ophthalmologists with diverse professional backgrounds to try and tackle a common question for those looking for jobs after finishing their residencies and fellowships: private practice or academia? The panelists discuss the driving forces behind the professional direction they chose, compare the day-to-day and longer-term aspects of their jobs, weigh in on work-life balance, and more.
The Pioneers of Phaco
In this episode of Ophthalmology off the Grid, Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Andy Corley welcome two pioneers of phaco—Chuck Williamson, MD, and Jim Little, MD. The quartet discusses the origins of phaco in cataract surgery, the subsequent learning curve within the OR, and how those initial cornerstones compare to today's usage.
Survive & Thrive: Sharpen Your Surgical Skills
In this episode of Ophthalmology off the Grid: Survive & Thrive, Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, welcomes Nandini Venkateswaran, MD, Nicole Fram, MD, and Arsham Sheybani, MD, to discuss the best practices for gaining and sharpening surgical skills. The group chats about visualization, adding MIGS techniques to your repertoire, and the benefits that come from visiting other surgeons in the OR.
Technology's Role in Individualized Medicine
In this episode of Ophthalmology off the Grid, Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, and Andy Corley are joined by Eric Topol, MD, to discuss the changes technology brings to health care. Together, they share their thoughts on how doctors can synonymously embrace technological advancements and provide a more empathetic approach with patients.
Survive and Thrive: Maximize Your Practice With Social Media
In this episode of Ophthalmology off the Grid: Survive and Thrive, Dr. Blake Williamson is joined by Nick Sideris, Dr. Valentina Lozano, and Dr. Luke Rebenitsch to discuss their experiences using social media. They touch on social media’s networking benefits, how they’ve used it to grow their practices, different methods for different platforms, and how to optimize algorithms for visibility.
In the latest episode of Ophthalmology off the Grid, Ashley Brissette, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is joined by Ruth Williams, MD, to dispel some of the most common myths in ophthalmology. The pair break down cannabis as glaucoma treatment, blue light filtering glasses, the efficacy of laser vision correction, and how to gracefully dismiss misinformation to patients.
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!
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.
Interesting and Useful
It is very refreshing to listen to physicians discussing different methods to operate cataracts. Hope more episodes are coming.