Separating cataract consult, surgical planning appointments yields best IOL match, speaker says

Successfully pairing IOLs with eyes calls for proper pacing of appointments, knowing and educating patients, and accurately analyzing data during the preoperative and surgical planning stages, a presenter said at Hawaiian Eye 2014. Moving too swiftly through the preoperative stage overwhelms patients and yields inaccurate data, Cynthia Matossian, MD, told colleagues. “Decouple the cataract consult appointment from your surgical testing appointment,” Matossian said. During the cataract consult, the cornea is barraged with anesthetic drops, mydriatic agents, dyes and applanation devices, she said, which makes it difficult to obtain accurate measurements. (Read more...)

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