Cataract surgery and lens implantation: Edited by Mark PackerUpdate on veterinary cataract surgeryWilkie, David Aa; Colitz, Carmen MHbAuthor Information aDepartment of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA bAnimal Eye Specialty Clinic, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA Correspondence to David A. Wilkie, DVM, MS, DACVO, Professor, Veterinary Hospital, Ohio State University, 601 Vernon Tharp Street, Columbus, OH 43210, USA Tel: +1 614 292 8664; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: January 2009 - Volume 20 - Issue 1 - p 61-68 doi: 10.1097/ICU.0b013e32831a98aa Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review The purpose of this review is not to specifically discuss the techniques of veterinary cataract surgery, but rather to emphasize some of the differences between the veterinary and human cataract patients, procedures and outcomes. Recent findings In general, veterinary cataract surgery has more similarities than differences when compared to its human counterpart. This is especially true when comparing pediatric cataract patients. Veterinary cataract surgery has changed dramatically in recent years with regards to surgical technique, ocular pharmacology, viscoelastic devices, phacoemulsification, and the most recent advancement, intraocular lens implantation for dogs, cats, and horses. Summary It is hoped that the exchange of information between the human and veterinary specialties can be of benefit to both groups as we all work to improve outcomes and resolve complications. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.