Preoperative anxiety portends pain during cataract surgery

SAN DIEGO — Patients with preoperative anxiety are at greater risk of feeling pain during cataract surgery, according to a study.
“Preoperative anxiety was the only significant predictor of pain during cataract surgery,” Michael Mimouni, MD, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting.
A prospective, observational study included 103 eyes of 103 patients who underwent clear corneal incision phacoemulsification under local anesthesia at Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel, between 2016 and 2018. Patient anxiety levels were evaluated using

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