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The variation in preoperative and postoperative management in routine phacoemulsification within the East of England: a regional multi-centre study

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First Author: M. Qadir UNITED KINGDOM

Co Author(s):    P. Scollo   C. Gunasekera   R. Davie              

Abstract Details


To determine the variation in the pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative management of patients undergoing routine phacoemulsification across 13 hospitals in the East of England region.


13 hospitals in the East of England region


A focus group was created amongst ophthalmology residents in the East of England deanery with the aim of determining various aspects of pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative care of patients undergoing routine cataract surgery. Results were obtained from 13 hospitals in the East of England. Themes covered included route of referral, consent, pre-operative and post-operative medication, anaesthesia and post-operative review.


Results from all 13 hospitals within the region were gathered. These highlighted a high amount variation amongst all hospitals in terms of the management of patients undergoing routine cataract surgery. Particular areas in which there was a high degree of variation included type of professional listing for surgery, pre-operative and post-operative drop regimen (particularly the type and duration of post-op steroid drops used) and patient follow up. The location of the post-operative review also varied (hospital vs. community) as did the total number of hospital visits patients had to undertake at each different hospital.


The high degree of variation in the management of routine patients undergoing cataract surgery is a reflection of the uncertainty in how best to manage these patients. Further research into this area is required to standardise the process of routine cataract surgery to ensure a streamlined service that optimises patient outcomes.

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