Anterior segment surgeons should recognize retinal dystrophies and associated cataract complications

Retinal dystrophies are far from my area of expertise. I suspect this is true for most anterior segment surgeons. We all saw these patients as residents on our retina and pediatric service rotations, but most are managed at tertiary care centers today.
A few thoughts from an anterior segment surgeon who also does some comprehensive ophthalmology. I still have patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in my practice. This is the most common retinal dystrophy, with about 100,000 patients afflicted in the U.S., which means there are about 2,000 in Minnesota. (Read more...)

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