Dispelling the ethical apprehensions surrounding same day cataract consent

Dispelling the ethical apprehensions surrounding same day cataract consent
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Rosina Zakri, Hasan Naveed, Robert Hill, Rashid Zia
Eye, 12 December 2022
Open Access
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…Despite there being no legal length of time between obtaining consent and performing a procedure, the Department of Health clearly states that consent cannot be taken under duress [4]. It is therefore stipulated by Kerns J. in the Fitzpatrick case (2008), risks of surgery should not be provided to the patient at the ‘eleventh hour’ and thus a ‘cooling off’ period may be required [5]. Although the same day procedures for many retinal conditions, such as intravitreal injections and laser, are commonly recognised as patient centric, there is still opposition to similar benefits when it comes to cataract surgery…

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