Patients prefer dropless medication after cataract surgery

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Patients preferred dropless medication following cataract surgery, according to study data presented at the 2020 ASCRS Virtual Meeting.

In this study, patient experience with a dropless medication, including insert dexamethason, intracameral ketorolac and moxifloxacin, or usual drops after bilateral sequential cataract surgery 2 weeks apart were compared.

After 2 months, approximately 96% of patients said they preferred the eye that used no drops. Between the 2 groups, there was no significant difference in inflammation at 14 days.

The mean out-of-pocket cost to patients for treatment in the dropless and control groups were $26 and $184, respectively.

Donnenfeld ED, Hovanesian JA, Shojaei R, et al. Dropless punctual insert dexamethason, intracameral ketorolac and moxifloxacin compared to conventional topical therapy in cataract surgery. Presented at: 2020 ASCRS Virtual Meeting.

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