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Bilateral Cataract Surgery Poses No Increased Complications in UK Study

One healthcare center routinely offered the procedure with positive results.
July 15, 2024

Intracameral Antibiotic Use Doesn’t Raise Risk of Post-Cataract Endophthalmitis

Meta-analysis revealed incidence was comparable when using 1% povidone iodine disinfection with selective antibiotic prophylaxis vs. routine antibiotic prophylaxis.
June 21, 2024

Moderate to Vigorous Exercise Shown to Decrease Cataract Risk

This was observed against different frequencies, durations and intensities of physical activity.
June 4, 2024

Non-White Race, Older Age, Diabetes Elevate Risk of Post-Cataract Corneal Edema

Minority status confers the greatest influence, raising questions about healthcare usage, socioeconomic factors and the late presentation of advanced cataracts.
May 30, 2024

Post-cataract IOP Spike is Significant Predictor of Spike in Fellow Eye

Patients were more likely to experience another incident even after accounting for other risk factors, according to an ARVO abstract.
May 15, 2024

Rho-Kinase Inhibitor Exhibits Protective Effect After Cataract Surgery

In a recent study, endothelial cell loss in patients administered ripasudil was one-third that of untreated patients.
May 3, 2024

Meta-analysis Credits Trifocal IOLs as Best for Near Vision Correction

EDOF lenses were cited for superior intermediate correction. Both options demonstrated good safety and efficacy.
April 18, 2024

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