“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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