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Cataract Surgery May Cognitively Benefit Older Patients

A recent literature review showed a 25% lower risk of impaired mental faculties in those who underwent the procedure vs. individuals with uncorrected lens opacity.
February 12, 2024

Researchers Advocate Routine Prophylaxis Against Post-Cataract IOP Spike

The most effective medication classes in a recent study were topical CAI/beta-blocker combos and intracameral cholinergics. Topical alpha-agonists were the least effective.
February 9, 2024

Novel Device Addresses Common Cataract Surgery Complication

A ring-shaped insert can counteract negative dysphotopsias in symptomatic patients who can’t tolerate the phenomenon.
December 29, 2023

AAO Panel Finds Some IOP Advantage to Combined MIGS/Cataract Surgery

Don’t expect results to be gangbusters, but adding a trabecular procedure provides mild increases in IOP and medication reduction, assessment concludes.
December 11, 2023

‘Soft’ Steroids Just as Good as Big Guns for Post-Cataract Inflammation Control

For the average patient, study says both groups produce a comparable effect on postoperative IOP as well as VA.
November 29, 2023

Black Patients Face Hurdles Receiving Timely Cataract Surgery, Optimal IOL Selection

Study shows these individuals have longer wait times and are less likely to receive premium lenses—but are more adherent with post-op follow-up.
November 28, 2023

Alternative Post-cataract Treatment Similar to Traditional Drop Regimen

Comparable postoperative outcomes and adverse events were seen with intravitreal injection of an antibiotic and steroid coupled with a topical NSAID.
November 10, 2023

Use fERG, mfERG to Detect Fundus Disease in Mature Cataract Patients

These two technologies can also predict post-op vision, study shows.
November 3, 2023

Cortical Cataract Patients Experience Greatest QOL Improvement

Study shows this in near activities. Posterior subcapsular patients saw the most improvement in far distance vision.
November 2, 2023

Corticosteroid Exposure with Asthma, COPD Increases Cataract Risk

This was observed in a recent systematic review for both inhaled and systemic versions.
October 25, 2023