Is it time for a new attitude to "simultaneous" bilateral cataract surgery?

@article{Smith2001IsIT,
  title={Is it time for a new attitude to "simultaneous" bilateral cataract surgery?},
  author={Guy Smith and Christopher S. C. Liu},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2001},
  volume={85 12},
  pages={1489-96}
}
Almost every discussion on simultaneous bilateral cataract surgery (SBCS) for senescent cataracts begins with a comment on its controversial nature. The question is can the benefits of bilateral surgery justify the risk of simultaneous bilateral complications, in particular endophthalmitis? Operating on the second eye immediately after the first is an option that does have potential advantages. These can be separated into the clinical benefits to the patient and economic benefits to the patient… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
20 Citations
80 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 20 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 80 references

A study of the incidence of culture positive endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in an ambulatory care centre

  • SF Egger, V Huber-Spitzy, C Skorpik
  • Ophthalmic Surg Lasers
  • 1999

Bilateral simultaneous cataract surgery

  • DC Donderi, SB Murphy
  • J Cataract Refract Surg
  • 1999

Microbiological spectrum and susceptibility of isolates : Part 1 . Postoperative endophthalmitis

  • SJ Isenberg, L Apt, R Yoshimuri
  • 1999

Profile of patients presetning for catarct surgery in the UK : national data collection

  • P Desai
  • Br J Ophthalmol
  • 1999

Simultaneous bilateral laser in situ keratomileusis . Safety and e Y cacy

  • HV Gimbel, JA vanWestenbrugge, EE AndersonPenno
  • Ophthalmology
  • 1999

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…