Cataract Surgery

Patients With Health Disparities More Likely to Report Cataracts

Those who are unemployed or retired, in fair or poor health or who face difficulties accessing care have higher odds of experiencing this condition.

Academy of Ophthalmology Says FLACS, Phaco Similar in Safety and Efficacy

However, the laser procedure is less cost-effective, a literature review notes.

Longer Cataract Surgeries No Worse Than Short Ones Post-Op

However, increased procedure duration was linked to a greater need for YAG capsulotomy.

Post-op ATR Astigmatic Shift Associated with Aging

After undergoing small-incision cataract surgery, postoperative astigmatism was present even after 20 years.

Macular OCT Greatly Improves Pre-op Cataract Assessment

Relying only on slit lamp ophthalmoscopy misses about half of all maculopathy cases, study says.

Retinal Thinning May Occur After FLACS

Study shows a consistent decrease in peripapillary thickness occurred after surgery.

Use Predicted Refractive Astigmatism to Estimate Post-Cataract Vision

This parameter was found to be more reliable for assessing toric IOL need than keratometry or total corneal astigmatism.

Cataract Surgeons Differ on Complication Reporting

Study highlights patterns of disclosing certain conditions linked to gender, experience and practice setting.

Higher Cataract Complication Rate Found After COVID Slowdown

Authors of a recent study speculate that surgeons lost some of their edge from lack of practice.

Mature Cataracts Obscure Retinal Pathology

Affected patients were more likely to have fellow eye involvement, study shows.

Upcoming Events

June 10-11, 2022

Intrepid Presents: Innovations and Implementations in Practice
Location: Renaissance Newport Beach
Program Co-chairs: Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO and John D. Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA
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June 16, 2022

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients with Diabetic Retinal Disease
Location: The Palm Chicago
Speakers: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, and Dilsher Dhoot, MD
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