Journal of Perioperative Medicine

Journal of Perioperative Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1290

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Richard A Vestal

Richard A Vestal
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center,
1 Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem

  • Review Article
    Preoperative Evaluation of the Ophthalmology Patient
    Author(s): Richard A VestalRichard A Vestal

    Ophthalmologic surgeries, particularly cataract surgeries, are amongst the most frequently performed procedures in the United States and worldwide. These procedures are generally associated with a low risk of major adverse complications and are well-tolerated. Traditional scoring systems used to calculate the risk of perioperative complications are not applicable to ophthalmologic surgeries and may overestimate risk, potentially leading to unnecessary development of worsened vision or vision loss. Conversely, while these surgeries are generally associated with a low risk, outcomes are improved when comorbid conditions are identified, communicated to the ophthalmologist, and effectively managed. Additionally, routine preoperative testing is frequently ordered, but rarely indicated. A reduction in unnecessary preoperative testing has substantial potential to reduce the economic impact o.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2684-1290.18.1.106

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