Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgeons Increasingly Administer Off-Label IC Antibiotic Prophylaxis

About 66% of doctors use this option currently, while 93% would add it to their protocol if a drug was approved by the FDA, survey finds.

Music Listening Pre-Cataract Surgery Reduces Stress and Tachycardia

Individuals in the intervention group had roughly 39% fewer hypertensive events during the procedure.

Risk Factors for Post-Cataract Surgery Complications

Posterior capsule rupture, older age, male sex and high myopia increased the risk for retinal detachment after cataract surgery, study finds.

Certain Factors Predict Worse Cataract Surgery Outcomes

These included ocular comorbidities, secondary IOL implantation and cystoid macular edema development, study finds.

Results Slightly Worse For Same-Day Bilateral Cataract Surgery

An analysis of almost two million IRIS Registry participants reveals that race, insurance type and comorbid eye disease were also associated with decreased acuity.

Worse Acuity and Cataracts Associated with Balance Problems

Visually impaired older adults may consequently face an increased risk of falls or injury.

Mostly Positive Results for Diabetic Patients After Cataract Surgery

Two-thirds of eyes achieved 20/40 or better acuity postoperatively, though the rate remained lower than the general population.

Jury Still Out on Best Treatment for Post-cataract CME

Experts pondered the still-evolving roles of NSAID use, dropless drug delivery and pretreatment in a recent commentary.

Cataract Surgery Protocols Lack Consistency Across the Globe

Still, experts say there’s no “one size fits all” approach that should be adopted.

High Myopes at Elevated Risk for Cataract Complications

Posterior capsular rupture, retinal detachment, traction maculopathy and others occurred more frequently.

Upcoming Events

August 5, 2021

Treatment Option for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Leo Semes, OD, FAAO and Nancy M. Holekamp, MD
8:00–9:00pm EST

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August 19, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
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Speakers: A. Paul Chous, OD, FAAO and Nathan C. Steinle, MD
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August 26, 2021

Early Identification and Timely Referral
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Speakers: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, and Dilsher S. Dhoot, MD
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