“What’s better: one or two?” – Same Day Cataract Surgery

“What’s better: one or two?” – Same Day Cataract Surgery

“What’s better: one or two?” Anyone who has ever been to the eye doctor is very familiar with this phrase. Measuring the focus of both eyes is an integral part of a comprehensive examination.  There is another situation in eye care where this question is being asked lately. What is better: treating one eye at a time, or both eyes on the same day? At first glance, it seems obvious that it is better to take care of everything at one sitting.  It does not make much sense to get only one ...

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“I heard you perform bilateral cataract surgery. Is that safe?”

“I heard you perform bilateral cataract surgery.  Is that safe?”

Surgeons have been performing same day bilateral (on both eyes) surgery for years.  Several large studies have shown that it is as safe as operating on one eye at a time.  In fact, the studies show a tendency toward fewer complications with same-day bilateral cataract surgery (SDBCS).  I have been performing SDBCS for several years and have become an advocate for the procedure.  The main reason?  My patients see great sooner and do not have to return for a second operation!  There is anoth...

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