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"Nathan Radcliffe, MD: New Surgical Instrument Allows for Simultaneous Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery" - Jenna Payesko

  • MD Magazine
  • New York, NY
  • (November 16, 2017)

Nathan Radcliffe, MD, senior faculty of ophthalmology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and New York and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, speaks about the new surgical instrument and technique that allows for simultaneous glaucoma and cataract surgery.  In this study we had 71 patients who underwent this surgery, done at the same time as a cataract surgery. “The issue with glaucoma, is that we have a lot of patients who have coexisting glaucoma and cataract, and they come into their cataract surgery, they're on a lot of medications and they also usually have pressures that are higher than we want. Of course the intraocular pressure is the driving force of progression for glaucoma so we want to lower the intraocular pressure, keep it as low as possible. We use drops when we have to, but we always prefer to get people off their drops, or on as few drops as possible,” said Dr. Radcliffe.

- Nathan Radcliffe, MD, Senior Faculty, Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

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