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9 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A R C H 2 0 2 0 J ohn Hovanesian, MD, an ophthalmologist at Harvard Eye Associates in Laguna Hills, Calif., sends all his cataract patients opened-ended survey questions, ask- ing them to share both the positives and negatives of their surgical experience. Unprompted, most patients complain about the difficulty of complying with the three-drop reg- imen — consisting of an antibiotic, steroid and NSAID — they're prescribed to improve post-op healing. Daniel Cook | Editor-in-Chief Tackling Cataract Surgery's Biggest Issue Surgeons want to reduce or eliminate the number of post-op medications patients are required to administer. • TRIPLE PLAY Cataract patients are typically prescribed a topical antibiotic, steroid and nonsteroidal to prevent infection and treat post-op inflammation and pain.

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