MAR 04, 2019
In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. Nicole Fram reviews a condition that can present after uncomplicated cataract surgery: negative dysphotopsia. The phenomenon is characterized as an unwanted shadow that develops in the visual periphery during the postoperative period. She explains that it is important to reassure patients that approximately 97% of negative dysphotopsia cases do resolve on its own, even though the exact etiology remains unclear. Be sure to rule out retinal pathologies and visual field abnormalities. If the condition persists for 3 to 6 months, surgeons should consider treating these patients.
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How to Manage Negative Dysphotopsia
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