ABSTRACT NUMBER - 2

MECHANICAL ANTERIOR LENS CAPSULE POLISHING UNDER VISCOELASTIC


Chu Luan Nguyen1,2, Ian C. Francis1,2

Meeting:  2016 RANZCO


SESSION INFORMATION

Date: 21 Nov 2016

Session Title: Cataract

Session Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The intraoperative removal of lens epithelial cells (LECs) from the anterior lens capsule (ALC) may be important in cataract surgery to minimize occurrence of anterior capsule opacification. A technique is presented for mechanical ALC polishing under ophthalmic viscoelastic device (OVD) to remove LECs during phacoemulsification cataract surgery. This was a prospective, no-exclusions study of 65 eyes assessing the efficacy and safety of ALC polishing using the Singer® Capsule Polishing System (EP-68, Epsilon, USA). Mean time from instillation of OVD, polishing, and removal of OVD and cells via irrigation/aspiration was 2.4 minutes. There were no complications. Satisfactory visual outcomes occurred up to one month followup.

Category: Surgical technique

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