Choosing wisely – preoperative testing

Preoperative testing is sometimes required to prepare for surgery. However, with modern cataract surgery, such testing is often not required. Testing is often only needed if a patient has heart disease, diabetes, or takes certain medications that may alter electrolyte levels in the body. This makes the cataract surgery process even simpler for the patient.…

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Choosing Wisely Campaign

Choosing Wisely

The Choosing Wisely campaign was started by the American Board of Internal Medicine to better inform patients of diagnostic and therapeutic options to better ensure appropriate, rather than excessive, testing and treatment. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has joined this initiative and we will see how this initiative applies to our eyes over the next…

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Eye Care America


One in six Americans over the age of 65 have vision impairment that can not be corrected with glasses or contacts. As we age, causes of vision impairment increases over time. An annual eye examination starting around age 50 will help detect any early issues to aid in prevention and lifetime of the best vision…

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