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The Future of Knee Repair - February 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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T raditional cataract surgery requires the patient to use mul- tiple eye drops before and after surgery, often up to 4 times a day for a month or more. In most cases, dropless cataract surgery eliminates the need to apply more than 400 drops in patients who are having cataract surgery on both eyes. In dropless cataract surgery, surgeons place a compounded intra- operative anti-inflammatory/ antibiotic injection in the eye at the time of surgery. The medication is absorbed by the eye over the next month, providing patients the benefit of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories without needing drops. Dropless surgery ensures patients get the post-op medications they F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 2 7 The Benefits of Dropless Cataract Surgery Patients no longer need to take drops before or after surgery. • NO MORE DROPS In dropless cataract surgery, most patients no longer need to take drops before or after surgery. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor

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