1. Prevalence Of Macular Abnormalities Identified Only By Optical Coherence Tomography In Brazilian Patients With Cataract

    Prevalence Of Macular Abnormalities Identified Only By Optical Coherence Tomography In Brazilian Patients With Cataract

    Purpose To assess the prevalence of macular abnormalities not suspected by the biomicroscopic fundus exam and identified only by macular optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the preoperative evaluation for cataract surgery in a large series of Brazilian patients. Setting Private practice, Recife, Brazil. Design Retrospective case series. Methods All eyes that underwent cataract surgery by a single physician between August 2014 and July 2016 were eligible. We excluded eyes with a previous diagnosis of macular abnormalities, with a suspicious biomicroscopic fundus exam, and those without OCT results. Based on the preoperative macular OCT, patients were subdivided in two groups: those ...

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