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Postoperative refractive surprise after cataract surgery can be frustrating for both the patient and surgeon. Many patients currently undergoing cataract surgery have had previous corneal laser refractive surgery and are expecting similar results after cataract surgery. However, these expectations may not be aligned with patient eligibility and inherent limitations of existing IOL technology.
Understanding how to systematically evaluate and treat the postoperative refractive surprise patient allows for better outcomes for both the patient and surgeon.
This Focal Points module outlines the most common etiologies of postoperative refractive surprises and, assuming a normal ocular surface, reviews the five ways to fix a postoperative refractive surprise after cataract surgery: glasses/contacts, laser vision correction (LASIK, PRK), rotation of a toric IOL, IOL exchange and piggyback secondary IOL. How to best discuss treatment options with the patient after cataract surgery is also reviewed.
By completing this module, you will be able to:
Author: Nicole R. Fram, MD
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