Cirugía actual de la catarata

C. Juan José Mura
2010 Revista Médica Clínica Las Condes  
Cataract is the first cause of blindness worldwide, responsible of 48% of cases. Most of them are age-related, therefore, without possible prevention. Due to our population ageing, its prevalence and importance as a public health problem will persist over time. With the advances in preoperative studies, anesthesia, instrumentation, intraocular lens technology and phacoemulsification technique, cataract surgery has evolved from a procedure mainly focused in a safe cataract extraction to a new
more » ... , aiming to reach the best possible refractive outcome, freeing patients of spectacle use with a minimal recovery time. Principal advances related to these topics will be described, showing how these changes benefit our patients, turning cataract surgery into a safe and predictable procedure.
doi:10.1016/s0716-8640(10)70615-5 fatcat:vxif5l6qlbhqrne3sjlvn7ve3u