According to William D. Trattler, MD, surgeons today can choose from a number of newer modalities that address the drawbacks associated with previous options.
A retrospective population-based controlled study analyzing data from an unselected patient population undergoing phacoemulsification surgery found that neither the need for unplanned postoperative visits for complications nor the inciden
A novel punctal plug drug delivery system (PPDS) was found to be safe and effective for reducing pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery in a phase II FDA study.
The side effects of drugs are always concerns, no matter what the age or general health of patients. However, those concerns are amplified in older populations, particularly those who are at increased risk of cardiovascular events.
Patients who undergo an ophthalmic procedure and are concomitantly taking antithrombotic drugs, i.e., antiplatelets and anticoagulants, during the perioperative period may require different management than patients not taking those drugs.
Careful surgical technique and chemoprophylaxis are important for avoiding cystoid macular edema (CME) and endophthalmitis after lens-based surgery, said Bonnie An Henderson, MD.
New loteprednol gel reduces drop burden for treatment of postoperative inflammation, pain
Rates drop in both phacoemulsification, manual small-incision cataract surgery patients
New systems for delivering antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs hold promise for cataract surgery, said Francis S. Mah, MD. Patients will benefit from not having to administer eye drops, explained Dr.