1896: PodCast 16: Marguerite McDonald MD

The excimer laser revolutionized corneal refractive surgery and countless millions of patients have benefitted from amazing new vision. Marguerite McDonald MD is a true pioneer in corneal refractive surgery and the development of the excimer laser. This podcast dives into the amazing journey of this brilliant surgeon, including the major challenges that were overcome (sometimes by serendipity) to bring this ground breaking technology to surgeons like you and me.

For Dr McDonald’s protocols for PRK and cataract surgery, stay tuned for a future video specifically about this topic.

We are now featuring a new podcast every week on Sundays. We will have them uploaded to all major podcast services (click links here: AppleGoogleSpotify) for enjoying as you drive to work or exercise. You can even ask your Amazon Alexa to play the CataractCoach podcast and enjoy from home. I am really excited to share these amazing podcasts with you. The full video of the podcast will also be here on CataractCoach as well as on our YouTube channel.

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or you can listen to the audio podcast with the embedded player here


  1. Great conversation. Thank you Uday for interviewing these giants in our field! When are we getting the video on Dr. McDonald’s post-operative regimen with oral steroids for PRK and cataract? Also, does she use oral steroids for pterygium patients as well?

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