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Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery Reduces HOAs

Scattering light due to lenticular opacity could contribute to photophobia more than the aberrations.
September 20, 2022

Not All Narrow-angle Patients Progress to Glaucoma

Older age increased the risk while cataract surgery seemed to decrease it.
September 8, 2022

Same-day Bilateral Cataract Surgery Less Prominent in US than Europe

The modality’s lack of presence is most closely linked to medicolegal and reimbursement issues rather than issues of patient care or effectiveness.
September 8, 2022

Research Identifies Main Risk Factors for Post-Cataract PCO

Included are the types of IOL used, female sex and younger age. Nearly half of all patients developed lens clouding within nine years.
August 30, 2022

Uveitis Patients at Higher Risk of Cataract Surgery Complications

Clinicians should be aware of and closely monitor for common concerns after operation, including uveitic flares and CME.
August 26, 2022

Can Cataract Surgery Induce Optic Neuropathy?

Though rare, it can occur, possibly due to negative perfusion pressure caused by elevated IOP. The fellow eye is also at risk, researchers say.
August 25, 2022

Certain Air Pollutants Associated with Age-related Eye Disease

This systematic review found evidence that may link the incidence of cataract, AMD and glaucoma to exposure to harmful agents in the environment.
August 17, 2022

Having Asthma Increases Cataract Risk and Vice-Versa

A study’s 10-year data revealed a higher prevalence but not necessarily a causal link.
August 12, 2022

Flomax Still Tops List of IFIS Risk Factors

An updated review notes that other influencers include male gender and history of hypertension.
July 28, 2022

FLACS Improves Outcomes in Eyes with Hard Nuclei Post-PPV

This patient subset received less ultrasound energy and recovered quicker than those who received conventional phaco.
July 1, 2022