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Cataract Surgery

Research Details Influence of Systemic Meds on Cataract

Some of the strongest associations were with tricyclic antidepressants, antiarrhythmic drugs and insulin.
January 20, 2023

MG Atrophy Common in Cataract Surgery Patients

As functional changes may precede symptom onset, routine gland assessment during pre-op screening may help identify cases in need of attention.
January 19, 2023

Pediatric Cataract Extraction Increases Risk of Strabismus Surgery

Children of younger age and female sex and those with a pre-existing binocular vision disorder were most susceptible.
January 17, 2023

Cataract Surgery Positively Correlated with AMD Progression

Particularly beyond five years post-op, a meta-analysis identified an increased risk of disease worsening.
January 4, 2023

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.
January 2, 2023

Same-Day Cataract Surgery Safe in Large Study

Europe is embracing ISBCS, given the approach’s efficiency in fulfilling demand. A Finnish study recorded no cases of endophthalmitis in over 13,000 procedures.
January 2, 2023

HRT Increases Risk of Cataract Surgery in Women

Hormonal contraception may be associated with a lower prevalence among those not participating in therapy.
December 30, 2022

Online VA Tool Can Screen Post-Op Cataract Patients

Day 1 acuity testing was done digitally, with encouraging results. Researchers stress that the method is not sensitive enough to replace in-clinic ophthalmic care.
December 13, 2022

Cataract: No Need to Recommend Change in Hypertensive Med Use

This class of drugs didn’t increase the risk of lens opacity, study finds.
November 16, 2022

Severe Ptosis Correction May Impact IOL Power Calculations

Droopy eyelids were associated with a lower lens power due to keratometry changes.
October 10, 2022