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Preoperative
Testing

   

  • Schein
    OD, for the study of Medical Testing for Cataract
    Surgery [John Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, Md ; et al

    The Value of 
    Routine Preoperative Medical Testing Before
    Cataract Surgery


    N
    Engl J Med 342: 168-175, 2000

     

    The
    rates of perioperative morbidity and mortality after
    cataract surgery are low, despite the fact that
    patients are elderly and have serious coexisting
    illnesses. These patients commonly undergo routine
    medical testing before cataract surgery.
    A prospective randomized clinical trial was
    performed to determine whether routine medical
    testing before cataract surgery reduces the rate of
    complications in the perioperative period.

     

    It
    was concluded that routine medical testing before
    cataract surgery does not improve the safety of the
    surgical procedure. It
    is possible to save the high costs of routine
    medical testing without any negative effects on
    patients’ health or clinical outcome.
    It is also reasonable to apply these
    observations to other patients undergoing other
    surgeries with low surgical risks, under local
    anesthesia and IV sedation.

       

 



 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

 

Preoperative Testing
   

  • Schein OD, for the study of Medical Testing for Cataract Surgery [John Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, Md ; et al
    The Value of  Routine Preoperative Medical Testing Before Cataract Surgery
    N Engl J Med 342: 168-175, 2000
     
    The rates of perioperative morbidity and mortality after cataract surgery are low, despite the fact that patients are elderly and have serious coexisting illnesses. These patients commonly undergo routine medical testing before cataract surgery. A prospective randomized clinical trial was performed to determine whether routine medical testing before cataract surgery reduces the rate of complications in the perioperative period.
     
    It was concluded that routine medical testing before cataract surgery does not improve the safety of the surgical procedure. It is possible to save the high costs of routine medical testing without any negative effects on patients’ health or clinical outcome. It is also reasonable to apply these observations to other patients undergoing other surgeries with low surgical risks, under local anesthesia and IV sedation.
       

 

 

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