Prescription opioid users five times more likely to have intraoperative cataract complications

ORLANDO — Cataract surgery patients who take prescription opioids were five times more likely to have an intraoperative complication and three times more likely to have a postoperative complication, according to authors of a poster presented here at Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is.
The population taking prescription opioids is growing and “requiring a lot more attention given the different comorbidities,” said Yasaira Rodriguez Torres, MD, first author on the poster. Rodriguez Torres told Healio/OSN that the research “started with an observation.”

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