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Intraoperative complications of cataract surgery in the very old
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    Author's response to Konstantopoulos et al.
    • Scott J Robbie, SpR Ophthalmology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Mohammed Muhtaseb, Kashif Qureshi, Catey Bunce, Wen Xing, Alex Ionides


    We thank Konstantopoulos et al. for their interest in our paper and congratulate them for having conducted such a large study. It should be noted, however, that we did not actually conclude that older age was not associated with an increased risk of intraoperative complications, rather we stated that our data suggest that age alone may not be a major risk factor for any complication. Clearly absence of...

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    Age and cataract surgery complications
    • Aris Konstantopoulos, Ophthalmology SHO
    • Other Contributors:
      • Krishnappa Madhusudhana, Ghasem Yadegarfar, Andrew Lotery

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the article by Robbie et al titled ‘Intraoperative complications of cataract surgery in the very old’.[1] We agree with the authors that identification of risk factors for cataract surgery is important, as it has implications for patient care, surgical training, auditing and revalidation. The authors concluded that older age was not associated with an increased risk of intraoper...

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