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2018 Salary Survey - January 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 0 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 S mall pupils are a siz- able con- cern for your cataract sur- geons. They increase the risk of serious complications, includ- ing damage to the iris, capsular tears, vitre- ous loss, and retained lens fragments and cortical material. It's estimated that about 10% of cataract patients are at risk of intraoperative miosis, so chances are your surgeons will have to deal with the issue at least once during a busy day of surgery. Thankfully, there are several drugs and devices that will dilate pupils wide enough to give physicians the views they need to perform safe Call in the Big Guns to Deal With Small Pupils These drugs and devices promise to take the challenge out of the challenging cataract cases. • OPENING UP Most surgeons routinely use a topical or intracameral medication to keep pupils dilated throughout surgery. Jeffrey Whitman, MD Daniel Cook | Executive Editor

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