Interesting trends and countertrends

“Don’t follow trends, start trends.”
– Frank Capra
“It doesn’t matter how new an idea is; what matters is how new it becomes.”
– Elias Canetti
Ophthalmology is a conservative profession. I first observed in-office cataract surgery in Chile and Germany — nominally advanced countries — more than 20 years ago. But it is only now that office-based ophthalmic surgery is being dusted off as a potentially safe and respectable pursuit here in America.
Even the most worthy new drug, device or surgical maneuver has to wind its way through a

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