March 9, 2018 Conference


Meeting Expectatons and Avoiding Disease Progression in Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery in the Setting of Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration

Jeffrey K. Moore (Presenter)

Macular disease from diabetes and macular degeneration affect more than 1 in 20 patients aged 40 or older undergoing cataract surgery.   Meeting the high demands of cataract surgery today requires an understanding of when retinal disease may affect cataract surgery results and when cataract surgery may lead to a progression of retinal disease.  The purpose of this talk will be to review macular findings in diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration which may influence outcomes or be at risk of disease progression in the setting of cataract surgery.  Risk directed perioperative evaluation and counseling will be reviewed as well as recommendations to guide coordination of surgery in patients actively under treatment for macular disease.