In most cases, cataract surgery is an elective procedure. Not every cataract requires or warrants surgery.
Preoperative evaluation is important for identifying and addressing any significant conditions that could impact the surgery or the postoperative recovery.
Routine medical testing before routine cataract surgery has not been shown to increase the safety of the procedure.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 11 - Lens and Cataract. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.