What’s in a Name?

Thankyou to Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today for publishing some work that we had done earlier in the year on Standardisation of Terminology via the Refractive Surgery Terminology Committee (RTSC) – a subcommittee of the Refractive Surgical Alliance.

In the words of Dan Durrie – Words matter.

Clear and concise communication serves our patients best and allows them to best make choices about what technologies might be best suited to them, without unnecessary confusion. Avoidance of terms that are subject to industry manipulation is the ethical thing to do.

You may access the article here as the link :

Thankyou also to my dear colleague Balamurali Ambati, MD, PhD, MBA (Professor and Director of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Oregon) who spearheaded this article based on the work of the RTSC.

Or as the PDF file here.

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