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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Ophthalmology|
|Early online date||29 Sept 2022|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2023|