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Rant about iol selection...

O.k. folks, after visiting 3 opthomologists for iol selection for my unilateral cataract, Can you believe it!
I got 3 iol recomendations.  Each iol recomendation seemed to corolate to which iol manufacturer the doc
was a paid consultant for.  I wish I could believe them.  I have paid $800.00 between the three of
them and for what?  Their sales pitch?  If you walked into a car dealership would you pay the
salesman $250 so that he/she could sell you the most expensive car you could afford.  This relationship
between Iol companies and eye care profesionals needs to be broken.  I really am considering flipping
a coin to decide which of the two iol's I am considering to have.  I really believe Opthomologists perform
a very important role and deserve to be paid alot for their work and expertise, maybe even more than
they get paid.  I don't believe that money should come from iol manufactures...
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Don't flip a coin.  You'll never regret the time you spent researching which of your two options would be better for you.  Then choose the surgeon who is offering what you want.  For better or worse, I think that we're moving in the direction of consumers taking more responsibility for decisions affecting their health care.
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Thanks Jodi, I know you are right.  It's my decision, just wish the docs could be of
more help. They are really expert salesman.  One of the offices even had scantly clad women to help with sales.  Maybe it's just the part of the country were I live.  That particular office was in Beverly Hills.  My sister told me to stay away from that practice.  I think I will listen to that advice.  What ever I choose, I'm sure it's better than the alternative...
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It's hard to believe that they have sexy young women (moonlighters from Hooters?)marketing premium IOLs in Beverly Hills.  Who are they getting to sell to their female (and gay) patients?  We consumers are really going to have to adjust our attitudes when it comes to the medical advice received during an office consultation.  Eventually, a poor product (like ReZoom?) will fail in the marketplace, but we don't want to be one of the early buyers who are stuck with it.  So everyone contemplating cataract surgery needs to do some research about their options before signing on the dotted line.  This forum offers a lot of good advice and valuable testimonials.
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Hotchicks selling iol? Hmm.  This doctor must have run out of ammo.
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