(KARE) Cataract surgery can be common as we age. Having cataracts removed can save your vision.
However, recovering from the procedure can be inconvenient, and sometimes costly.
But, there’s a new option available that could save a patient a lot of hassle and possibly money.
From his surgery center in Bloomington, Dr. Ralph Chu said, “To me this is one of the most exciting things that’s happened in cataract surgery.”
He said with dropless cataract surgery, instead of patients having to put drops in their eyes up to two months after surgery, a special medication made up of an antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory is injected into the eye during surgery, behind the new replacement lens.
Dropless reduces the risk of infection and the cost.
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