"Report faults cataract surgery errors" by Liz Kowalczyk Globe Staff May 12, 2016
In recent years, more than two dozen Massachusetts patients have been victims of medical errors during cataract surgery — a wildly popular procedure that is now the most commonly performed operation in the country.
The patient safety agency that tracked the errors said these types of mistakes are largely preventable when staff rigorously follow safety protocols. But cataract removal has become so routine — and is considered so safe — that doctors and nurses may sometimes let their guard down....
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