1. OCT Cost Effective, Useful Pre-Cataract Surgery

    OCT Cost Effective, Useful Pre-Cataract Surgery

    An estimated 64.4% of patients were willing to pay for the extra imaging step. For patients considering cataract surgery with a multifocal intraocular lens (IOL), optical coherence tomography (OCT) done prior to the procedure may increase the overall cost, but it also could be beneficial in detecting other macular pathologies and improving quality of life, a study in Ophthalmology reports. Based on their analysis, researchers found approximately 20.5% of patients undergoing cataract surgery may have macular pathologies, of which 11% may not be found during the initial clinical exam. The investigation’s base case was a 67-year-old male ...

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