Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
In Reply: Dr Javitt highlights the data supporting
the benefits of second-eye surgery for age-related cataract. These findings
are also summarized in the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Preferred Practice
Pattern report on cataract.1 In our study,
the duration of time between first- and second-eye surgery was too short (12
weeks on average) to yield an adequate number of collisions to compare crash
risk with that following second-eye surgery. Moreover, this was not our objective.
Thus, without the statistical power to appropriately address this issue, we
focused on a broader, yet practical, question.
Owsley C, McGwin, Jr G. Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes in Patients With Cataract SurgeryRisk of Motor Vehicle Crashes in Patients With Cataract Surgery. JAMA. 2002;288(18):2262-2263. doi:10.1001/jama.288.18.2262