A critical eye on cataract follow-up

Mannix, Margaret; Wiener, Leonard
October 1992
U.S. News & World Report;10/19/92, Vol. 113 Issue 15, p81
Reports that the odds of suffering a detached retina are four times greater for cataract patients who undergo a commonplace laser procedure to correct blurred vision than for patients who do not have the procedure. Study performed on 57,103 Medicare patients; Description of laser capsulotomy; Recommended that patients talk over the risks and benefits of laser surgery with their doctor; Signs of a detached retina.


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