Cataract Surgery

Diabetic Cataract Patients May Benefit From the Laser

Because it uses less phaco energy than traditional surgery, FLACS may be a better option for this demographic, researchers suggest.

Video-based Decision Aids Effective in Cataract Surgery Consultation

Having patients view prerecorded clips that inform them of their options may help guide this process, researchers find.

Pseudophakic Monovision Patients Have Relatively Low Fall Risk

Somewhat surprisingly, they fared better than patients with bilateral implants and those with a cataract diagnosis who hadn’t yet undergone surgery.

Blue Light-Filtering IOLs Don’t Reduce AMD Risk

Large study finds patients who opted for this route did not receive any obvious benefits over those with conventional implants, researchers found.

Combining EDOF and Multifocal IOLs Makes For Happy Patients

Patients reported high satisfaction with this IOL pairing.

High Myopes’ QOL Greatly Improves Post-Cataract Surgery

BCVA gains were also notable, from 0.62 logMAR preop to 0.13 after the procedure, researchers find.

Follow-up Time Determines Risk of DME or PDR Post-Cataract Surgery

The risk of developing either condition was highest in the first several years.

Cataract Surgeons Increasingly Administer Off-Label IC Antibiotic Prophylaxis

About 66% of doctors use this option currently, while 93% would add it to their protocol if a drug was approved by the FDA, survey finds.

Music Listening Pre-Cataract Surgery Reduces Stress and Tachycardia

Individuals in the intervention group had roughly 39% fewer hypertensive events during the procedure.

Risk Factors for Post-Cataract Surgery Complications

Posterior capsule rupture, older age, male sex and high myopia increased the risk for retinal detachment after cataract surgery, study finds.

Upcoming Events

September 21, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO and David RP. Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD
8:00–9:00pm EST

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September 30, 2021

Early Identification and Timely Referral
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO, and Jonathan Jonisch, MD
8:00–9:00pm EST

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October 14, 2021

Treatment Option for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO and Lloyd Clark, MD
8:00–9:00pm EST

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