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Cataract Surgery

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

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 Could Lower IOP, But Precise Impact Uncertain

Meta analysis revealed that concurrent topical medication use masks the effects of phacoemulsification upon postoperative IOP.
April 9, 2024

Endogenous Endophthalmitis Rates Higher in the South

While regional variation exists in the infectious microbes that cause the condition, methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus was the most common.
March 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

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