Benefits of Dextenza | Improving Cataract Post-Op Eye Health & Recovery
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501 Hyde Park
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Doylestown, PA 18902
Phone: 215-230-9200
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Hopewell, NJ

2 Capital Way
Ste 326
Pennington, NJ 08534
Phone: 609-882-8833
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Hamilton, NJ

1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd
Ste 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone: 609-890-0772
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Monday 9am – 5pm
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Wednesday 12pm – 8pm
Thursday 7am – 4pm
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The Benefits of Dextenza: Improving Cataract Post-Operative Eye Health and Recovery

New Technology: Dr. Matossian is joined by Ocular Therapeutix CEO Antony Mattessich and Client Success Rep John Burgo as she concludes a cataract procedure by utilizing Dextenza, an FDA-approved insert into the tear duct that gradually delivers steroids to the eye over a 30-day period to decrease the drop burden for patients.

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures on eyes. In basic terms, cataract surgery involves the removal of your eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Historically, following cataract surgery, a patient typically needs to use eye drops for what proves to be an extended period of time. 

In this day and age, patients have an alternative to eye drops, a breakthrough product called Dextenza by Ocular Therapeutix, which we will discuss in the article today. 

Key Objectives of Post-Cataract Surgery Eye Care

Eyedrops, and now Dextenza, are designed to address three major issues that arise in the aftermath of cataract surgery. These issues are:

  • Preventing Infection
  • Controlling Inflammation
  • Lubricating Eyes

The Downside of Drops

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that in and of itself is typically without complications. Issues arise when it comes to post-operative eye care that involves the use of eyedrops.

Post-operative eye care necessitates the use of eyedrops several times a day. This course of treatment may be needed for weeks following cataract surgery. Do the math – we’re talking about hundreds of drops, so it’s understandable that this can be difficult for cataract patients to follow.

The problem with eye drops is that their use can be prolonged because of issues with their overall effectiveness. If for no other reason, because of the hassle of eyedrops, their effectiveness sometimes is diminished because of missed doses. 

How Dextenza Works

Dextenza is a one-time course of post-cataract surgery care protocol. At the end of cataract surgery, the Dextenza insert is placed into the tear duct by the eye doctor who performed the surgery. The Dextenza technology allows for the extended time-release of steroids to the eye over a 30-day period. If you undergo cataract surgery with Dextenza, this will take the place of many of your post-operative drops. 

Contact an Experienced Eye Doctor Today

Curious about Cataract Surgery with Dextenza? Contact Matossian Eye Associates today. You can schedule your appointment by calling (800) 708-8800 or through out website on our contact page.

Contact Us

Doylestown, PA
501 Hyde Park
Route 202
Doylestown, PA 18902

Phone: 215-230-9200

Fax: 215-230-9292

Hopewell, NJ
Two Capital Way
Suite 326
Pennington, NJ 08534

Phone: 609-882-8833

Fax: 609-882-0077

Hamilton, NJ
1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd
Suite 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Phone: 609-890-0772

Fax: 609-890-0774

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