’Tis The Season To Be Jolly!
Thank you for sharing a great year!
Thank you for permitting us to share in the care of your patients. We wish you a wonderful Christmas Season ahead!
We continue to consistently exceed the service and patient care expectations of your patients. We do so by investing in staff education and new treatment modalities. We maintain a warm and pleasing environment for your patients. We strive to be available and accessible. We will continually work to insure respectful communication with every patient and are aware that it is how we serve that creates your patient experience.
Transfer of patients is always determined with patient safety in mind. We have discontinued using the 55 modifier. The post-op report will release your patient back to your care when they are happy. In most cases this is one-to-two weeks after surgery.
We continue to provide iLASIK, Advanced Technology Lifestyle Lens Implants, and Cataract Surgery. Our staff are experts in preparing patients for surgery and assisting in pre-authorization from insurance plans. Please notify me whenever you sense your patient’s experience does not meet your expectations. We’ll be on it immediately.
Our co-managing webpage is https://harmaneyeclinic.com/our-services/co-managing-doctors-referral-forms/. (See below.)
I look forward to working with you in the upcoming year!
With warm regards,
- The TECNIS SYMFONY® lens implant VIDEO is on-line and available for you and your patients here!
- Dr. Ballon has written more about and published on-line: What is an extended depth of focus lens? TECNIS SYMFONY® Tap Here!
- The Harman Eye Clinic has a new executive director. read the news release.
- A dedicated number, 360-474-2561, for your convenience! Refractive Surgery Consultant, Pam Miller, looks forward to working with your office to help your patients achieve their vision goals in refractive surgery, be it LASIK/PRK or Lifestyle Lens Implants. Or, when your patient is in the office, you can request an appointment in a timely fashion by clicking below.
In our quest to provide better care for your patients, we began performing dropless cataract surgery after January 1st of this year. As you know, some patients still need drops for inherent conditions such as epiretinal membrane, diabetic macular edema, etc.Over 90% of patients need no eyedrops after surgery, but as many as one in ten may develop “rebound inflammation” after the intravitreal steroid effect wears off. These patients typically present 3 weeks out from surgery with iritis symptoms such as redness, irritation or photophobia. They respond well to initiation of topical steroids. They may call the office (invariably Friday at 4:30PM!) and we call in a prescription for Pred Forte and have them schedule as soon as convenient, usually within a couple of days.
We are moving up our 1 month follow-up appointment to 3 weeks and suggest you do this also. Please inform us if you have a patient with rebound inflammation (by way of your post-op form), as we are trying to assess the percentage of patients who have “rebound inflammation”. Nationally others are reporting 9%, but we are seeing about 6%. Our patient population is 95%+ Caucasian which may skew the data, as darkly pigmented patients are thought to be more apt to get inflammation. In any case, we feel having to start drops in less than 10% of cases is a small price to pay to avoid drops for 90% of patients, and decreasing the risk of endophthalmitis from 1:2000 to 1:20,000.Best Wishes, Bruce, Bruce and Natalia
For your patients:
Surgeons and their schedules
FORMS FOR CO-MANAGEMENT
Doctors Referral Form:
Postoperative Follow-Up Protocol
Please note that DropLess Cataract Surgery has changed the “one-month” follow up appointment to “three weeks”. (See Letter of January 2016 above.)
PO Cataract, Multifocal Lens Implant, YAG and Minor Lasers:
For multifocal and accommodative lens implants:
The Harman Eye Clinic
903 Medical Center Drive, Arlington WA 98223
360-474-2561 360-435-8595 FAX 360-435-5233