A 90-year-old female asked:
85 year old with salzmann's is scheduled for cataract removal surgery. are there any concerns? should nodules be removed prior to surgery? scaring?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Nazhat Sharma answered
57 years experience Ophthalmology
Salzmann's nodules: hyaline deposits between the epithelium and Bowmans membrane of Cornea causing astigmatism. Superficial keratectomy of astigmatism-inducing Salzmann’s nodules should always be performed prior to cataract surgery. Stable keratometry readings and IOL calculations cannot be reliably obtained until 3 to 6 weeks after surgery. Toric IOLs should be avoided because of the risk of recurrent nodule.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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