Surgical Direct Cataract Technology and Equipment News

Posted here are articles and announcements about the latest cataract and retina equipment and ophthalmic technology, and news from Surgical Direct. We appreciate your comments!

Medical Reconnaissance Mission to Thailand

At Surgical Direct, our reach into medical missions continues to grow. Partnering with Hands of Hope ministries (HOH), our Mission’s director, Chris Thele, traveled to Pattaya Thailand earlier this year on a reconnaissance mission in hopes to open doors for future medical opportunities in Thailand. Chris, along with the HOH team, met with the international relations director […]

Benefits of Phaco Outsourcing

Kevin Francis, President and founder of Surgical Direct Inc, recently published an article in Ophthalmology Business Magazine on the benefits of phaco outsourcing (or other Ophthalmic equipment needs) as opposed to purchasing. With Ophthalmic technology rapidly progressing, and that technology rapidly increasing in price, Kevin shows how outsourcing your equipment with the right company saves you large […]

Meet Dr Matthew Thompson & Friends of Haiti

Meet Dr Matthew Thompson. Surgical Direct provided cataract equipment services for Dr Thompson and his practice in central Illinois up until his move to Wisconsin, over 5 years ago. Just recently, we reconnected with Dr Thompson and wanted to spread the word about his medical missions work and how we can help Dr Thompson in […]

Surgical Direct Supports Eye Surgeon’s Mission Trips in Africa

Hundreds of people in Africa in need of cataract surgery have benefited from free procedures provided by Dr. Ukeme Umana, who is originally from Nigeria but practices in southern Illinois. Surgical Direct has donated phaco equipment and supplies for his trips, and two of our technicians have traveled with him to assist with procedures. Dr. Umana’s trips are organized […]

Surgical Direct now offers LenSx and Allegretto Wave Lasers

Surgical Direct Announces New Open-Access Cataract and LASIK Suite in St. Louis. LenSx® and Allegretto Wave® Lasers are now available to surgeons on an as-needed basis at our new Surgical Direct Complete Cataract and LASIK Suite. Access to the suite allows surgeons to offer laser surgery to patients without investing in expensive state-of-the-art equipment. The Surgical […]

Cataract Surgery Saves Lives

We found an interesting article on sharecare.com about the benefits of having cataract surgery. Little did we know that our business not only helps people greatly improve their quality of life, but that we may actually be helping extend those patient’s lives. Anyway, we thought it was an interesting read and we wanted to share it […]