Clinical study to begin for post-op cataract injection

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals will being a clinical study in Canada to test the safety and efficacy of their Dropless TriMoxi. The study will enroll 200 bilateral cataract surgery patients to compare the Dropless TriMoxi to traditional eye drop therapy. The Dropless Therapy® is a compounded antibiotic and steroid formulation that is available in a single, injectable […]

Eye surgeons protest new No Anesthesia Rule

Anthem Inc., the umbrella company for Empire BlueCross BlueShield, is implementing a new rule that eliminates coverage for nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists during routine cataract surgery. This new rule means that eye surgeons have to sedate the patients, perform the surgery and monitor their vital signs. While Anthem states that the new policy was based […]

New drug approved by FDA for post-cataract surgery treatment

Elderly patients who undergo cataract surgery will now have the option of receiving a single injection of Dexycu immediately following surgery. Dexycu was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for inflammation associated with cataract surgery. Currently, post-operative treatment consists of burdensome self-administration of medicated eyedrops multiple times a day over several […]

Cataract surgery linked to lower risk of early death

Cataract surgery might have the added benefit of reducing the risk of an early death for older women. Researchers recently reviewed data on over 74,000 women with cataracts including over 41,000 who had cataract surgery. The average of the women in the study was 71 years and the women were a part of the Women’s […]

Dr. Paul Krawitz speaks about Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Dr. Paul Krawitz is a nationally-renowned, expert cataract and glaucoma ophthalmic surgeon. He speaks about the elegance of laser-assisted cataract surgery. 

Cataract surgery associated with lower risk of death

Women aged 65 and older who have cataract surgery have a lower risk for death. While there have been prior studies that have put forth the possibility of decreased risk for all-cause mortality with cataract surgery, there had not been studies regarding the association between cataract surgery and cause-specific mortality. Researchers at the University of […]

Ocular sealant offers no added benefit for cataract surgery patients

A recent Duke University Eye Center study took a look at the use of hydrogel ocular sealant in cataract patients and whether there was any benefit in its application. The study examined 90 eyes of 45 cataract surgery patients: 45 eyes had the hydrogel ocular sealant applied and 45 eyes did not. Hydrogel ocular sealant […]

Doctors Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman’s Eye

Mass of contact lenses removed from woman’s eye. In one of the more bizarre eye stories about eye health that we’ve heard, a woman about to undergo cataract surgery was found to have 27 contact lenses in her eye at once! http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/16/537562692/doctors-report-removing-27-contact-lenses-from-a-womans-eye

Easier than eyedrops after cataract surgery

An injection into the eye containing antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs was given to patients undergoing cataract surgery as a substitute for the standard post-operative 4-week eyedrop therapy. This new treatment was evaluated for effectiveness and patient satisfaction. The current standard protocol for people who have undergone cataract surgery requires them to self-administer topical antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eyedrops as post-operative […]

Hep C raises risk for cataracts

Study findings published in PLoS One show patients suffering from hepatitis C (HCV) infection have an increased risk of developing cataracts. Researchers from China Medical University Hospital in Tiachung, Taiwan wanted to investigate whether HCV infection was associated with a higher risk of cataract formation. Researchers analyzed database records of 11,652 patients with HCV and […]