The cataract revolution: what the primary care physician needs to know.

Title

The cataract revolution: what the primary care physician needs to know.

Creator

Weinstock F J

Publisher

Geriatrics

Date

1993
1993-06

Description

Older patients often come first to their primary care physicians with complaints of blurred vision associated with cataracts. An initial office-based diagnosis includes a simple patient history and examination of the retina with an ophthalmoscope. Early referral for an ophthalmologic examination is recommended. Deciding which patients are candidates for surgery depends largely on the cataract's impact on individual lifestyle and ability to function. Patients should be informed of the risks and benefits of surgery as well as some measures that may delay the need for it. Postsurgical complications, although uncommon, require immediate diagnosis and treatment.

Subject

Humans; Aged; Patient Education as Topic; Contraindications; *Cataract/diagnosis; Cataract Extraction/adverse effects/methods

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

52–56

Issue

6

Volume

48

Citation

Weinstock F J, “The cataract revolution: what the primary care physician needs to know.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 18, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5703.

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