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Cataract Surgery

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

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

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

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

Epiretinal Membrane Top Complication of IOL Replacement

Study also finds mechanical lens complications happen nearly as often. Worse visual outcomes have been linked to sex, race, insurance status and others.
October 20, 2023

Consider Adding NSAIDs to Post-op Cataract Meds

Combined treatment was more effective than corticosteroids alone.
October 6, 2023

Endophthalmitis Incidence 50% Higher in Glaucoma vs. Cataract Surgeries

Diagnosis also occurred several days later in the first group.
September 14, 2023

Large Post-Cataract Endophthalmitis Study Identifies Key Risk Factors

Posterior capsular rupture tops the list of concerns.
July 27, 2023

Patients at Risk for RRD Advised to Wait on Cataract Surgery

Greater awareness of the long-term incidence is required, authors suggest in latest study.
July 21, 2023