TITLE

Bilateral cataract surgery could follow the same path as LASIK

AUTHOR(S)
Lindstrom, Richard L.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News;12/10/2008, Vol. 26 Issue 23, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author argues that bilateral sequential same-day cataract surgery could follow the same path as laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). He offers a brief history of the transition to bilateral cataract surgery that may shed some light on the controversy over the technique. He believes that the risks and morbidity of subjecting a patient to two general anesthetics outweigh the risk of removing both cataracts treated as totally separate prep and instrument set.
ACCESSION #
36047746

 

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