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50831 Immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery – Has the “future” has been here for a while?

Date: Fri 12/08/2022 - Sat 13/08/2022

Provider: Cornea and Contact Lens Society

Optometrist Credits: 0.33 General

Event Type(s): Conference

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Delayed sequential bilateral cataract surgery (DSBCS) has been the accepted standard of care practice for routine bilateral cataract removal.

Immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) involves performing surgery in both eyes of the patient sequentially in the same operative sitting.

Well documented advantages are more rapid visual rehabilitation, reduced costs and fewer patient visits. The risk of bilateral simultaneous endophthalmitis and bilateral blindness is now recognised to be tiny.

Why though are we still hesitent to perform ISBCS?

This presentation will provide an evidence based assessment of ISBCS including audited data from Eye Institute. Who is suitable? Is comanagement any different and what are the risks and benefits to the Patient, Optometrist, Clinician and Health Board or Practice?

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Location

Hilton Hotel
147 Quay Street
Auckland CBD
Auckland
1010
New Zealand

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