At the recent AAO meeting Dan made a presentation in the “Hot Topic” session about immediate sequential bilateral lens implantation, using data that Steve collected. Go to www.eyetube.net and enter searchterm “durrie”‘ or try the link below.
Dan drew a parallel to the corneal refractive procedures that initially were separated between the eyes but nowadays routinely are done in both eyes at the same session. Because of improper reimbursement rules for second eye surgery, ISBCS might initially be more attractive to private refractive surgeons, whose patients may ask for the shorter rehabilitation and better logistics with the immediate sequential approach.
It seems there is a growing interest within US ophthalmology for this topic. Hopefully iSBCS can contribute to the discussion by providing data and suggestions for framework to introduce the concept with maximum safety.