Archive for March 2024


In a recent post on an ophthalmology forum, one doctor made an important clarification about patients having eye surgery. The post had to with a type of bacteria–methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA). If a patient has an active infection, especially of the face, with MRSA, we may strongly consider cancelling cataract surgery. Usually, we can reschedule…

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In the November 2023 edition of the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Lydia Lam and colleagues published a paper that shows that there is significant waste associated with betadine use in the ophthalmic operating room. Betadine is used as an antiseptic during many surgeries, including eye surgeries. The authors of this study found quite…

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In the October 2023 edition of the Journal Ophthalmology, Dr. Ian Gaddie and colleagues published a study about lotilaner. Lotilaner is a medication that fights Demodex mites. Mites!?! Yes, some people can get mites that live in their eyelashes and cause inflammation. Lotilaner treatment for 6 weeks decreased a lot of the symptoms and killed…

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