1. Optical Coherence Tomography: Critical Tool to Manage Expectations after Cataract Extraction

    Optical Coherence Tomography: Critical Tool to Manage Expectations after Cataract Extraction

    Purpose of Review To review evidence on the utility of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in evaluating retinal structure prior cataract surgery and highlight new technologies that can assess retinal function perioperatively. Recent Findings SD-OCT detected clinically unsuspected macular pathology in 4.6–25% of individuals in the pre-operative cataract evaluation. The most common findings were epiretinal membrane and macular degeneration with frequencies that varied by population studied. These conditions have been associated with complication after surgery (e.g., macular edema, visual dissatisfaction). As such, findings on SD-OCT may impact the informed consent process, alter IOL selection, and provide ...

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