|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Intraocular Lenses (IOLs): An Update
Topical anesthesia has become the method of choice for small incision cataract surgery by many high volume cataract surgeons. Side effects, both local and systemic, can be significantly reduced, compared to retrobulbar and peribulbar anesthesia. Small incision cataract surgery can even be performed without any anesthesia. However, up to 20% of these patients note tolerable, but moderate pain. A technique utilizing a combination of surface and intracameral anesthetics which minimizes both, patient discomfort and side effects, is presented.