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. This is an important aspect of care to discuss with your eye doctor. Learn more about the choosing wisely initiative

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