• Attention to pain management critical for cataract surgery

    9 monthes ago - By Healio

    It is important for all surgeons, including ophthalmic surgeons, to minimize the intraoperative and postoperative pain associated with the procedures they perform. Having undergone two hip replacements, arthroscopic surgery on both knees, a right total knee replacement and right ankle surgery, all associated with my passion for sports, which began at an early age and continues today, I can state with certainty that the level of pain management required in ophthalmology is much lower than in orthopedics. Nonetheless, patient comfort during and after surgery is highly associated with patient
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  • Consider patient perception of pain when planning cataract procedures

    9 monthes ago - By Healio

    Cataract surgery is thought to be painless for most patients, but for the few who report discomfort during surgery, ophthalmologists can take precautions to limit pain.
    Most surgeons believe only 10% of patients report pain during cataract surgery; however, studies have shown that the rate is significantly higher, with the majority of patients, if asked, experiencing some level of pain during the procedure, according to a recent 30-patient study performed by OSN Cataract Surgery Section Editor John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS.
    In a 2015 study published in Journal of Ophthalmology, researchers...
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