New Technology for Complicated Cataract Cases – Ocular Surgery News

In 2002, the most recent year for which data is available, Part B Medicare paid for 1.7 million cataract operations. The majority of these cases likely yielded good results, and in all probability, the surgeon performed them without difficulty. Unfortunately, a small percentage of patients have conditions that complicate cataract surgery. For some of these complicated cases, support has arrived. A device newly approved by the Food and Drug Administration “the capsular tension ring” may be just what the doctor ordered.

This article was published in Ocular Surgery News, and was written by Corcoran’s Vice-President, Donna McCune, CCS-P, COE, CPMA. To view the entire article in Review of Ophthalmology, click on the link below:

http://www.osnsupersite.com/print.asp?ID=8364

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