The results of the last survey Jan24

Thank you to all those who participated in this edition’s survey and for those of you who attended my recent Medico-legal Seminar at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. It was a fascinating and educational day, made a success by the...

The results of the last survey Dec23

*Please be aware that this data does not form part of a peer reviewed research study. The information therein should not be relied upon for clinical purposes but instead used as a guide for clinical practice and reflection. Hopefully by...

Learning from litigation: ocular drug toxicity

Being the subject of litigation is stressful and upsetting. Having to look back over your previous decisions and justify the care you delivered in good faith can be difficult. Sadly, we all live with the sword of Damocles above us...

The results of the last survey Jun23

*Please be aware that this data does not form part of a peer reviewed research study. The information therein should not be relied upon for clinical purposes but instead used as a guide for clinical practice and reflection. I continue...

The results of the last survey Apr23

*Please be aware that this data does not form part of a peer reviewed research study. The information therein should not be relied upon for clinical purposes but instead used as a guide for clinical practice and reflection. My thanks...

The results of the last survey Feb23

*Please be aware that this data does not form part of a peer reviewed research study. The information therein should not be relied upon for clinical purposes but instead used as a guide for clinical practice and reflection. For the...

The results of the last survey Dec22

I am regularly faced with litigation whereby the claimant’s cornea has decompensated after cataract surgery. The procedure may have been complicated but sometimes it is not. The eye may have been high risk, for example, a shallow anterior chamber with...

The results of the last survey Oct22

I thank everyone for their time in responding to this edition’s survey questions. The first question relates to an issue I have previously discussed around consent for second eye cataract surgery. I touch on this point again for two reasons....

The results of the last survey Aug22

The first question really highlights how we can become enshrined in the way we do things. I genuinely thought that everyone was using a cohesive viscoelastic for their cataract surgery. It was what I was taught, and I believe everyone...

The results of the last survey Jun22

Thank you once more for your time in answering the latest survey. The first question relates to the number of staff required for a routine cataract list. There was a big variance in practice. Some of us are luckier than...

The results of the last survey Apr22

The answer to the first question was interesting in that it seems an increasing number of units are doing same-sitting bilateral cataract surgery. It is becoming accepted practice and mainstream. Immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) involves performing phacoemulsification with...

The results of the last survey Feb22

This edition’s survey took a slightly different tack and tried to look at the problems we face in litigation. Litigation is unpleasant. It is horrible being involved in it and the process of litigation can be extremely stressful. From the...