Dropless Cataract Surgery is a new option for cataract patients that reduces the need for eye drops after surgery.
Traditionally, after patients undergo cataract surgery they must adhere to a strict three- to four-week schedule that includes several types of drops. These drops are critical because they reduce risk of inflammation and infection.
Complications arise when cataract patients miss a scheduled dose, are physically unable to instill the drops, or have to rely on the availability of a caregiver to administer the drops. Some patients cannot afford expensive prescribed drops.
During Dropless Cataract Surgery, a sterile mixture of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medication is deposited in the back of the eye (the vitreous). These drugs help fight infection and inflammation during the entire recovery period. Post surgical complications are properly controlled without patients and caregivers following a strict eye-drop schedule.
Dropless Cataract Surgery represents a watershed for ophthalmology in Hawai‘i. The introduction of this important treatment option helps us reach the ultimate goal for our patients—better vision with a reduced risk of complications and a convenient and positive patient experience.
Jenkins Eye Care
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