A 2022 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that removing cataracts was “significantly associated with a lower risk of dementia development.”
Cataract may be present at birth (hereditary) or it may be acquired throughout life. It is associated with trauma, systemic disease such as diabetes, drugs such as steroids, ocular disease, or heredity.
Although cataract surgery almost always goes smoothly, the fact that it’s performed on millions of individuals every year guarantees that any cataract surgeon will encounter plenty of challenging cases over time.
Suprachoroidal hemorrhage (SCH) is one of the most frightening and devastating complications of ophthalmic surgeries.
Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration are common eye conditions that can affect older people at the same time. A common question is whether cataract surgery affects the development or progression of AMD.
Anterior subcapsular cataract lies directly under the lens capsule and is associated with fibrous metaplasia of the lens epithelium.
Optical coherence tomography is a valuable technique in retinal evaluation of prospective cataract surgery patients.
Eye drops are specifically used to protect the eyes from infection, soothe itching, relieve redness and reduce the inflammation associated with the healing process.
Symptomatic vitreous opacities are increasingly recognized as a significant burden to patient well-being. There is growing interest in the use of vitrectomy or laser treatment to address these problems.
Despite substantial improvements in cataract surgery techniques and intraocular lenses (IOLs), posterior capsular opacification (PCO) continues to be the most frequent postoperative complication of pediatric cataract surgery.