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85 year old with Salzmann's is scheduled for cataract removal surgery. Are there any concerns? Should nodules be removed prior to surgery? Scaring?
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. ...Read more