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do I need to have ekg done for my cataract surgery

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If you have a history of heart disease with no recent ekg, then it might be a good idea. But cataract surgery is gentle and non-stressful. The old ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Until a couple of years ago all cataract surgery was performed manually. In fact most still are. The femtosecond laser is a relatively new device that ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Manago
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: The procedure can be done just with topical anesthesia with eye drop local anesthetics or local anesthesia gel. Some of the older ophthalmologists sti ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Go easy & use drops: The 1st week is the most critical. Avoid intense activity or lifting or much shaking of the head. Don't get any perspiration, soap, or shampoo in the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Not really: Cataract surgery can be done with a patient not completely flat on their back, although it makes it more difficult. I can't imagine doing it with a p ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Hard to judge: An important part of surgery is the care following the surgery. It is general practice receive your care for the few weeks following surgery from eit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Depends: The timing depends on the specifics of your case. Sometimes the cataract needs to be first but other times the retinal surgery does. In other cases, ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Modern techniques for cataract treatment are terrific and pain free. You will be gently treated, not be aware of the anti-pain premedication given to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: With the right selection of patient to receive this lens and the proper expectations of the type of vision to be expected, this has been a helpful add ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: As time passes and government/insurance mandates makes group practice more common, it is more efficient to build a surgery suite in your office. Perha ... Read More
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