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David Stanfield, OD OD Director

29th September 2017

Retinal Consults Before Cataract Surgery

by Robert Gibbs, OD Yakima, WA

Cataract surgery is a remarkable, life changing procedure. After evaluating, observing and managing many thousands of these patients, I continue to be amazed at the difference lens extraction and replacement makes in people’s lives. If the retina is healthy and surgery is uneventful, excellent visual outcomes are pretty much expected. However, when retinal health is compromised, full return of vision is unlikely. So knowing when to warn patients of potentially decreased visual function is important.

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