Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery Reduces HOAs

Scattering light due to lenticular opacity could contribute to photophobia more than the aberrations.

Not All Narrow-angle Patients Progress to Glaucoma

Older age increased the risk while cataract surgery seemed to decrease it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Having Asthma Increases Cataract Risk and Vice-Versa

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

Flomax Still Tops List of IFIS Risk Factors

An updated review notes that other influencers include male gender and history of hypertension.

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.

Upcoming Events

November 11-13, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando
Location: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
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December 10-11, 2022

Retina Update 2022
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
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