Results of Coaxial Phacoemulsification Through a 1.8-mm Microincision in Hard Cataracts

ArticleinOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging 42(2):125-31 · December 2010with12 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.32 · DOI: 10.3928/15428877-20101223-04 · Source: PubMed

To assess the results of coaxial phacoemulsification through 1.8-mm coaxial microincision cataract surgery (C-MICS) phacoemulsification with foldable intraocular lens implantation in eyes with hard cataracts in comparison to eyes with soft cataracts. Group 1 consisted of 40 eyes of 40 patients with hard cataracts (grade ≥ 4, Lens Opacities Classification System III scale) and group 2 consisted of 45 eyes of 45 patients with non-mature cataracts (grade ≤ 2, Lens Opacities Classification System III scale). All surgeries were performed by two experienced surgeons under topical and intracameral anesthesia. Examinations were performed preoperatively and 1 month after the surgery. Examined parameters included distance-corrected visual acuity (DCVA), autorefractometry, keratometry, tonometry, endothelial cell counts, and biomicroscopy of the anterior and posterior segment. Surgically induced astigmatism was calculated with vector analysis. Mean DCVA was 0.16 ± 0.16 preoperatively and 0.92 ± 0.21 postoperatively in group 1 (P < .05) and 0.62 ± 0.18 preoperatively and 0.97 ± 0.08 postoperatively in group 2 (P < .05). Mean surgically induced astigmatism was 0.48 ± 0.44 in group 1 and 0.53 ± 0.38 in group 2 (P > .05). Mean endothelial cell loss was 11.37% ± 12.87% in group 1 and 2.87% ± 9.66% in group 2 (P < .05). Although density of cataract has an unfavorable influence on early postoperative corneal endothelial cell loss, it did not significantly influence final DCVA and surgically induced astigmatism. C-MICS is a safe and effective method of treatment of cataracts, including cataracts with hard nuclei, and usually leads to good functional outcomes.

    • "...S) involving sub-2 mm clear corneal incisions are safe and effective standard surgical procedures1234. The potential benefits of MICS relate to reduced wound leakage, good anterior chamber stability, a..."
      Small incision phacoemulsification and microincision cataract surgery (MICS) involving sub-2 mm clear corneal incisions are safe and effective standard surgical procedures1234. The potential benefits of MICS relate to reduced wound leakage, good anterior chamber stability, and safety, minimizing surgically induced astigmatism, reducing higherorder corneal aberrations and promoting rapid postoperative wound healing [5, 6] . For treating vitreoretinal pathologies , transconjunctival sutureless microincision vitrectomy surgery (MIVS) using small-gauge (23-, 25-, or 27-gauge) instrumentation offers the potential for less inflammation, reduced operating time, and often faster visual rehabilitation after surgery compared with conventional 20-gauge vitrectomy789.
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Purpose . To investigate outcomes after coaxial 2.2 mm small incision cataract surgery combined with hybrid 25-27-gauge vitrectomy in eyes with vitreoretinal disease and age-related cataract. Methods . A single-center, retrospective case series study of 55 subjects (55 eyes) with a mean age of 70 years who underwent combined small incision phacoemulsification, intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and hybrid 25-27-gauge vitrectomy during the 12-month period to December 2014. Intraoperative and postoperative complications and visual results were the main outcome measures. Results . The mean follow-up period was 6 months (range: 2–18 months). Intraoperative findings were 3 retinal breaks (5.5%). No cases required corneal or scleral suture or conversion to larger-gauge vitrectomy. Postoperative complications consisted of posterior capsule opacification (12.7%), elevated intraocular pressure >30 mmHg (1.8%), and fibrin reaction (5.5%). There were no cases of hypotony (
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