Cataract/anterior segment

A new study in Eye (London) found smoking was related to cataract and cataract surgery, and specifically examined whether smoking was related to cataract risk in patients with diabetes.

Participants (N = 9578, age: 45 to 65 years) were from the 45 and Up Study, which is the largest population-based cohort study in Australia. Baseline questionnaires were linked to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) database, and assessed smoking status. Mean follow-up was 8.4 years…

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  1. May 29, 2019

Patients Prefer Combination Drop Over Standard Regimen

Patients prefer using a compounded triple combination drop over a standard medication regimen for preventing infection and inflammation after routine cataract surgery, according to preliminary results from a prospective, randomly selected contralateral eye-…

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  1. Aug 30, 2019

Is Smoking Related to Cataract Surgery Risk in Patients With Diabetes?

A new study in Eye (London) found smoking was related to cataract and cataract surgery, and specifically examined whether smoking was related to cataract risk in patients with diabetes.

Participants (N = 9578,…