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    The effect of drug pricing on cataract surgery

    Dropless or less drops may improve cost, convenience, compliance



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    Bret Fisher, MD
    Bret Fisher, MD is a private practitioner in Panama City, Florida, USA.
    Gene Wong, OD, FAAO
    Gene Wong, OD, FAAO, practices at The Eye Center of North Florida in Panama City, FL.


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