Concerns over the ocular surface, compliance, cost, and patient callbacks are lessened when surgeons take a transzonular approach to medication delivery during cataract surgery.
Intracameral antibiotics used for prophylaxis are a preferred approach during cataract surgery.
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A combination of a topical corticosteroid and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is more effective than either one alone in reducing the risk of cystoid macular oedema (CME) after cataract surgery in nondiabetic patients, researchers say.
Adopting new technologies across multiple practices using a single ambulatory surgery center can be challenging. A systematic approach leverages technology champions, employs consistent communications, and provides administrative support to secure reimbursement.
Because a variety of vision-limiting macular pathologies are detectable only with OCT, this imaging should be performed in all patients undergoing cataract surgery.
Patient selection is the key factor in obtaining the best visual outcomes after cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation.
Researchers share findings from a comparison of relative efficiency and chatter of two phaco tips with identical optimal settings.
Pattern electroretinography (PERG) and visually evoked potential (VEP) tests can objectively evaluate the function of axion and retinal ganglion cells. These test results can add another component in successfully treating patients with cataract and/or glaucoma.
One source of error in IOL power calculation is the use of the classical keratometric approach for the characterisation of the corneal optics. This approach is based on the assumption of only one corneal surface and a fictitious index of refraction (keratometric index, nk) for obtaining an estimation of the corneal power (Pk).