Dropless Cataract Surgery
Omni is Going Dropless with Trimoxi
Omni Eye Services is very excited to be the first practice in metro Atlanta to eliminate pre and post- operative eye drops in every patient, by using the new Trimoxi injection as standard protocol. Trimoxi is a major breakthrough in reducing patient cost, inconvenience and post-operative complications. Trimoxi is a combination of steroid (triamcinolone) and antibiotic (moxifloxacin) that is placed into the vitreous after the IOL is inserted.
- No more drops pre or post op! Omni will cover the cost of the injection, and the financial burden and confusion associated with eye drops will be eliminated.
- More reliable drug delivery…we know the medications are getting into the eye!
- No need to worry about putting drops in before or after surgery. This will be a positive for everyone, but especially those living alone, and those who have difficulty instilling drops or remembering to put them in.
Traditionally, ophthalmologists prescribed two or three eye drop medications that needed to be instilled into the operated eye 3 or 4 times a day, for 4 to 6 weeks. Proper use of these medications is critical for preventing postoperative vision threatening complications such as Endophthalmitis and Cystoid Macular Edema (CME). In addition to some of these prescription medications costing patients hundreds of out-of-pocket dollars, patients often forgot to put them in and many had physical difficulties with handling the bottles and assuring the proper amount of medication got into the eye.
Over the past few years, a number of studies have shown that placing antibiotics and steroid medications inside the eye at the end of cataract surgery is more effective at preventing these vision threatening complications and eliminating patient compliance issues with drops. Doctors have been doing dropless cataract surgery for years in Europe with great success and it is starting to become more popular in the U.S. Over 120,000 cases have been done with TriMoxi nationwide.
Omni Eye Services of Atlanta is very excited to bring TriMoxi to our cataract patients. If you have questions about TriMoxi or think you may have a cataract, please call us at 404-257-0814 to schedule an appointment today.