An update on immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery

Lindsay S Spekreijse*, Rudy M M A Nuijts

*Corresponding author for this work

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to present an overview of recent publications and opinions in the field of same-day bilateral cataract surgery.

RECENT FINDINGS: A Cochrane review was published comparing immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) and delayed sequential bilateral cataract surgery (DSBCS) with regard to safety outcomes, costs and cost-effectiveness. In addition, several large database studies provided more information on incidences of rare complications such as unilateral and bilateral endophthalmitis rates.

SUMMARY: Recently available evidence showed that ISBCS is an effective and cost-effective alternative to DSBCS. Nonetheless, additional (randomized) registry studies, randomized controlled trials and cost-effectiveness studies are needed to evaluate bilateral endophthalmitis rates, refractive outcomes and cost-effectiveness of ISBCS compared with DSBCS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Ophthalmology
Issue number1
Early online date29 Sept 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

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