Strict guidelines must be followed for immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery

WAILEA, Hawaii — Immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery has gained increasing acceptance over the years. Safety and outcomes are within the standard of care, but strict guidelines must be followed, according to one specialist.
“Why do we do simultaneous surgery? Why do we have this conversation? Greater OR efficiency, less use of resources, decreased number of patient visits, faster visual recovery, and it’s easier for patients. I think we all can agree that there’s good data supporting all of these things,” Julie Schallhorn, MD, MS, said at Hawaiian Eye

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