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CME Video of the Month

Episode 53

May, 2020

Dense and Unusual Cataract in an Extremely Anxious Young Patient

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Surgery Description

Cataract-implant surgery was performed in a very highly myopic young woman with several disabilities, retinopathy of prematurity and an extremely dense cataract with an appearance that resembles spherophakia.  Phacoemulsification, insertion of capsule retractors, a capsular tension ring and a 40 diopter IOL were done in a necessarily deliberate manner.  General anesthesia was avoided by the reassuring support of the patient's mother who accompanied the patient into the operating room and maintained constant contact with her throughout the operation. Both the appearance of the cataract and logistics of the procedure are rare.


Financial Disclosure: Richard J. Mackool, MD & RJ Mackool, MD: Consultant: Alcon; Patent Holder: Crestpoint Management

Learning Objective

After completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to demonstrate methods that reduce severe patient anxiety and distress during cataract surgery, and thereby reduce the risk of complications related to poor patient cooperation.

Satisfactory completion: Learners must pass a post-test and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Accreditation Statement – In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Review Education Group. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience: Ophthalmologists with an interest in cataract surgery.

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