Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute optometrists Brooks Alldredge, OD, and Kerri Norris, OD, FAAO, discuss comanagement of cataract, refractive, glaucoma and corneal surgical cases, including surgical concepts and postoperative complications. The authors report no financial disclosures.

BLOG: Suggestions for retina patients undergoing cataract surgery

June 14, 2019

Previously, we discussed some general principles when considering cataract surgery in patients with retinal disease. This month, we provide some practical ideas for…

BLOG: Cataract surgery in the patient with retinal disease

May 1, 2019

Not long ago, a patient with both cataracts and retinal disease remained exclusively under the care of a cataract surgeon and retina specialist. Not anymore. For many…

BLOG: To toric or not to toric?

March 18, 2019

This post will expand on the topic of corneal toricity introduced in last month’s entry. Astigmatism can be a source of confusion for our patients and as just one…

BLOG: Three questions to ask before the consult

February 18, 2019

“What’s the very first thing you want to know before you are about to see a new patient referred for cataract surgery?” That’s often the first…

BLOG: Infections, disabilities and cataract surgery

January 15, 2019

In our previous entry we discussed systemic conditions that can have a significant influence on a patient’s postoperative outcome. Much like when planning…

BLOG: Systemic disease can affect cataract surgery outcomes

December 13, 2018

As eye care providers, we all know that we are treating the patient in our chair and not an isolated eyeball. However, it is never a bad idea to take a step back and…