Practice patterns of Canadian Ophthalmological Society members in cataract surgery: survey 2019
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First Author: L.Ong-Tone CANADA
This was the eleventh annual survey on the practice patterns of Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) members in cataract surgery.
Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
In January 2019, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) office sent an email with a link to the 2019 survey on Red Cap to the 270 COS members with a primary focus on cataract surgery. Two reminders were sent at 2 weeks interval. Approval for the survey was obtained from the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Ethics Board. All responses were collected anonymously.
All the respondents used povidone iodine preoperatively and waited before draping. 60.8% of respondents corrected astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. The majority (92.9%) used a Toric IOL. Of these, 80.3% corrected 1 Diopter or more of with the rule while 78.5% corrected 1 Diopter or less of against the rule astigmatism. 40% of respondents used intracameral antibiotics. The most popular one was moxifloxacin (71.4%) followed by cefuroxime (17.9%). 49.3% of respondents aimed for monovision. Presbyopia correcting lenses were used by 56.3% of the respondents. Most would use these lenses up to 10% of the time only.
This survey gives valuable information to the COS membership as to how their peers are practicing. Of note, over 66% of the respondents waited at least 1 minute for the povidone iodine to dry before applying the drapes. Presbyopia correcting lenses were used by more than 56% of the respondents while monovision was used by nearly 50%.
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