Bilateral cataract surgery could follow the same path as LASIK

Lindstrom, Richard L.
December 2008
Ocular Surgery News;12/10/2008, Vol. 26 Issue 23, p3
Academic Journal
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.


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