Therapeutic Cataract & Refractive

Investigators focus on preventing postcataract surgery endophthalmitis

Findings from retrospective study support intraoperative cefuroxime irrigation.

Challenges to topical drop adherence after cataract surgery

With intraoperative sustained release steroids, ophthalmologists can eliminate the gambles of patient adherence.

Zeroing in on dry eye treatment for patients with cataracts

Study supports preoperative ocular surface optimization with artificial tears.

AAO live: Drop-free prophylaxis regimen before cataract surgery lowers treatment burden with caveats

November 15, 2020

Speaking during the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s virtual 2020 annual meeting, Neal H. Shorstein, MD, explained how physicians at Kaiser Permanente have been using a prophylactic drop-free drug regimen before cataract surgery for more than a decade. Their regimen is so streamlined that the only drop that patients receive in anticipation of cataract surgery is a supplemental dilation drop instilled preoperatively while they are still in the holding area.