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Practice patterns of Canadian ophthalmological society members in cataract surgery: survey 2011

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First Author: L.Ong-Tone CANADA

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To establish the practice patterns of Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) members in Cataract Surgery


Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region


In January 2011 an e-mail with a link to Fluid Surveys was sent from the COS office to its 292 members who had indicated their practice focus to be cataract surgery. The survey had 29 questions. A reminder e-mail was sent 3 weeks later. Approval for the survey was obtained from the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region Research Ethics Board. All responses were collected anonymously


There were 92 responses (31.5%). In 2009, the response rate was 20.7% and in 2010 it was 32.5%. The results of the 3 surveys were compared. There was a gradual increase in use of topical only anaesthesia, in the number of days that the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) eyedrops were used preoperatively and in the use of multifocal and toric introcular lenses. Postoperatively the use of an NSAID eyedrop alone stayed unchanged but there was a decrease in the use of steroid eyedrops alone with a corresponding increase in the use of a combination steroid and NSAID eyedrops.


Over the last three years the majority of the practice patterns in cataract surgery of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society members have remained unchanged. However there were certain areas where definite trends were noted. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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