Updates from the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Milan September 2022
I have just returned back from the first in person European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting since the pandemic. The meeting was very well attended by ophthalmology colleagues from all over the world. Personally, it was a busy schedule packed full of lectures and interviews. During this time there was opportunity for me to discuss with colleagues, and learn and collaborate, about the latest innovations in the field of cataract surgery.
CATARACT SURGERY OPTIONS
Cataract surgery and the treatment options available for patients continue to develop and improve at a ground-breaking rate. Patients undergoing cataract surgery now have an unrivalled array of options for their lens implant, which really should be aimed at an individual level based on the personal lifestyle and activities of each patient. The “one size fits all” approach is long gone, and it is imperative that your surgeon spends time with you before the surgery to discuss all the lens options available and help you decide which the best one for you. Premium intraocular lenses offer the chance of spectacle independence for those that are looking for that, but also improve the quality of vision so that you are seeing like you have never seen before. The actual surgical procedure is also advancing with advances in the cataract machines that we are using to provide even safer surgery with even more rapid visual recovery.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Some of the work I presented on, including “Quality of Life in Cataract Surgery”, as well as “Quality of Life in Cataract Surgery Combined with Glaucoma Surgery”, was very well received and highlights that it is not just the improvement in vision that patients can gain from cataract surgery, but also a general improvement in their quality of life. We hope to publish this information in the next few months and I will keep up updated when this is published.
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