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Ophthalmol Clin North Am. 2006 Jun;19(2):163-77.

Preoperative medical testing and preparation for ophthalmic surgery.

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University of Chicago, 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA. bsweitzer@dacc.uchicago.edu

Abstract

The prevention of complications during and after procedures is the most important goal of preoperative evaluation. Several studies have proven the utility of a patient history and physical examination when making a diagnosis. This article discusses preoperative testing and risk assessment as well as management for various conditions that pose challenges to anesthesia and or surgery.

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16701154
DOI:
10.1016/j.ohc.2006.02.007
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