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Cataract Surgery

FLACS No Match for Conventional Cataract Surgery in Cost-Effectiveness

Researchers argue against insurance reimbursement for the procedure, given the marginal added value relative to cost.
May 24, 2023

Eating Fruits, Veggies May Lower Cataract Risk

A UK Biobank study offers another reason to ramp up plant-based eating habits.
March 30, 2023

Social Factors Linked to Access Barriers in Cataract Care

Being uninsured and/or unemployed, having lower income, delaying medical care and needing but not being able to afford medical care within the past year were all notable.
March 27, 2023

Oblique Astigmatism Increases with Age

Fully correcting or overcorrecting it at the time of cataract surgery may be wise to counteract future progression.
March 21, 2023

Use OCT to Spot Macular Diseases in Asymptomatic Cataract Surgery Patients

Study shows that one in every eight people evaluated preoperatively could have a condition undetectable by indirect ophthalmoscopy alone.
March 13, 2023

Better Near Vision Achieved With Trifocal vs. EDOF IOLs

However, a lit review found post-op distance and intermediate visual acuity to be similar.
February 6, 2023

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