AAO 2016
    Cataract/Anterior Segment, Uveitis

    In this presentation from AAO 2016, Nisha Acharya, MD, MS, provides her top-5 pearls in managing complicated cataract cases.

    • Uveitis quiescence
    • Perioperative immunosupression
    • If pressure is elevated, consider combined glaucoma and cataract surgery or consider an implant (e.g., Retisert).
    • Frequent postoperative follow-up, tailoring it to the patient
    • Counseling is critical, e.g., undiagnosed pathology.

    In summary, do not operate unless uveitis is controlled for at least 3 months, perioperative immunosupression is important in noninfectious uveitis, combined surgery might be advised in some cases, frequent postoperative monitorining is important for increased inflammation and CME, and provide counseling.