Patient education, proper documentation key to mitigating risk of endophthalmitis claims

WAILEA, Hawaii — Ophthalmologists should engage patients in an informed consent process that offers education, communication and documentation to mitigate the risk of endophthalmitis claims, according to a speaker here.
“When the patient is at risk of a specific disease, we want to have a specific consent,” Mark A. Rolain, MD, said at Hawaiian Eye/Retina 2024. “Specific informed consents are so wonderful to have on the chart.”
Ophthalmologists need to be vigilant when responding to and monitoring postoperative complaints. Communicating postoperative instructions to

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