Cataract Surgery

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.

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.

Cortical Cataract Patients Experience Greatest QOL Improvement

Study shows this in near activities. Posterior subcapsular patients saw the most improvement in far distance vision.

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.

Consider Adding NSAIDs to Post-op Cataract Meds

Combined treatment was more effective than corticosteroids alone.

Endophthalmitis Incidence 50% Higher in Glaucoma vs. Cataract Surgeries

Diagnosis also occurred several days later in the first group.

Large Post-Cataract Endophthalmitis Study Identifies Key Risk Factors

Posterior capsular rupture tops the list of concerns.

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.

The Cornea in Crisis

Learn to identify and manage cases of edema following 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.

Upcoming Events

December 8-9, 2023

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
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December 9-10, 2023

Retina Update 2023
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
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December 14, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
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Presenters: April Jasper, OD, and Mitch Ibach, OD
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