Risk assessment of simple phacoemulsification in patients on combined anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy.

@article{Barequet2011RiskAO,
  title={Risk assessment of simple phacoemulsification in patients on combined anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy.},
  author={Irina S. Barequet and Dan Sachs and Boris Shenkman and Ayelet Priel and Yael Wasserzug and Ivan Budnik and Joseph Moisseiev and O Salomon},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={1434-8}
}
PURPOSE To assess the safety of phacoemulsification cataract extraction in patients on combined anticoagulant and antiplatelet treatment. SETTING Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel. DESIGN Prospective interventional case series. METHODS Consecutive patients with simple cataract on combined anticoagulant (warfarin) and antiplatelet (aspirin or clopidogrel) treatment who were unable to discontinue the treatment because of a high risk for thromboembolic… CONTINUE READING

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