Lourens van Zyl, Michael Goggin, Shyalle Kahawita
Examination of the results and describingthe technique of manual small incision extra-capsularcataract extraction (MSICS) on patients with advancedcataracts in urban Australia.
40 eyes with dense mature cataracts withhand movement vision or worse underwent a plannedMSICS instead of traditional phaco-emulsification atthree public hospitals, one tertiary and two secondaryophthalmic units in urban Australia.
78% of patients had an uncorrected visualacuity of 6/12 or better on the first post operative day.83% of patients had a distance corrected visual acuityof 6/9 or better three months postoperatively. One casewas complicated by a posterior capsule rupture. Nocases of endophthalmitis were reported. Thesummated vector mean of the surgically induced astig-matism was 0.089D at 930.
MSICS is an efficacious cataract surgerytechnique with good visual outcome and is a safe alter-native to phacoemulsification in suitable cases in a firstworld setting.
COMPARISON OF RANIBIZUMAB AND AFLIBERCEPT IN PATIENTS WITH NEOVASCULAR AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION TREATED FOLLOWING A ?TREAT AND EXTEND? PROTOCOL: EFFICACY VARIABLES FROM THE PRE-SPECIFIED 12- MONTH INTERIM ANALYSIS OF THE RIVAL STUDY