• Listening to music preoperatively significantly benefits patients during cataract surgery

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Twenty minutes of music, administered via a web-based application to patients before cataract surgery, significantly decreased hypertension episodes, heart rate, anxiety levels and need for sedative drugs, according to a study.
    “We should further evaluate the feasibility of this approach in the context of a busy surgical practice, but the advantages of a non-pharmacological intervention to reduce anxiety in our patients are noticeable for surgery at large, not just cataract,” Gilles Guerrier, MD, PhD, said in an interview with Healio/OSN.
    The study included 311 patients undergoing
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