Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute optometrists Aaron Bronner, OD, (Kennewick, Wash.) and Ami Halvorson, OD, (Portland, Ore.) discuss comanagement of cataract, refractive, glaucoma and corneal surgical cases, including surgical concepts and postoperative complications. The authors report no financial disclosures.

BLOG: Putting the ‘me’ in the treatment of CME

October 12, 2018

One of the more frequent cataract postop complications, cystoid macular edema, requires prompt detection and management for restorative visual acuity. Fortunately, it is…

BLOG: Secondary IOLs in cataract surgery

September 11, 2018

In a recent blog entry, we discussed the ramifications of compromised capsules. In this entry we will discuss options that our surgeons resort to when such complications…

BLOG: When opacification is not caused by PCO

August 8, 2018

Relatively frequently we’ll be assessing an IOL in clinic and be struck by some degree of opacification of the lens or the capsule. Most commonly, what we are…

BLOG: Learn the risks of capsular breaks

July 6, 2018

Like most technology, modern cataract surgery has developed as a result of multiple small evolutions that have culminated in a procedure so effective it is often viewed…

BLOG: Evaluation for keratoconus crucial for presurgical patients

May 25, 2018

We’d like to change gears from cataract postoperative care and talk about corneal and refractive surgery. A relatively simply diagnosis for optometrists to make…

BLOG: Educate patients on transient nature of dysphotopsias

April 24, 2018

Cataract postop patients can present with a myriad of optical complaints after surgery. Dysphotopsias are one of the most frequently mentioned concern at the day 1…

BLOG: A stint on the iStent

March 14, 2018

It is estimated that 3.6 million cataract surgeries will be performed in the U.S. this year. Current estimates suggest more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and…

BLOG: Conditions that can be exacerbated by cataract surgery

February 19, 2018

Our last blog looked primarily at macular sources of reduced acuity that are frequently seen in a cataract patient and occur much more frequently than subtle corneal…

BLOG: Macular issues can reduce acuity in cataract patients

February 6, 2018

Our last blog discussed how cataract surgery has the potential to influence other ocular problems, and we looked at corneal sources of vision loss that need to be…

BLOG: Corneal masqueraders of cataract-induced vision loss

January 22, 2018

Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed in the U.S. Because of the frequency we deal with these eyes, the process of referring a patient for surgery can…