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Unused Pharmaceutical Products in Cataract Surgery Raise Costs and Carbon Footprint


Interview with Cassandra Thiel, an assistant professor in the department of civil and urban engineering at NYU Tandon. 

… Returning to the US, I observed cataract cases and heard the complaints of OR staff that they had to throw out many partially used or unused pharmaceuticals. In reviewing the literature, we could not find a study that quantified how much we were throwing away and what it cost us to do so. We, therefore, set up a study to look at this particular issue. 

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