Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Scopus||Web of Science®||Altmetric|
|Title:||Manual small incision extracapsular cataract surgery in Australia|
|Author:||van Zyl, L.|
|Citation:||Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 2014; 42(8):729-733|
|Lourens van Zyl, Shyalle Kahawita and Michael Goggin|
|Abstract:||Background: Examination of the results and describing the technique of manual small incision extracapsular cataract extraction on patients with advanced cataracts in urban Australia. Design: A descriptive case series. Participants: Thirty-eight patients at three public hospitals, one tertiary and two secondary ophthalmic units in urban Australia. Methods: Forty eyes with dense mature cataracts with hand movement vision or worse underwent a planned manual small incision extracapsular cataract extraction instead of traditional phaco-emulsification. Main Outcome Measures: Postoperative visual aquity, surgically induced astigmatism and complications. Results: Seventy-eight per cent of patients had an uncorrected visual acuity of 6/12 or better on the first postoperative day. Eighty-three per cent of patients had a distance corrected visual acuity of 6/9 or better 3 months postoperatively. One case was complicated by a posterior capsule rupture. No cases of endophthalmitis were reported. The summated vector mean of the surgically induced astigmatism was 0.089D at 93°. Conclusion: Manual small incision extracapsular cataract extraction is an efficacious cataract surgery technique with good visual outcome and is a safe alternative to phaco-emulsification in suitable cases in a first-world setting.|
|Keywords:||cataract; manual cataract surgery; manual small incision cataract surgery; phaco-emulsification|
|Description:||Article first published online: 30 APR 2014|
|Rights:||© 2014 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists|
|Appears in Collections:||Opthalmology & Visual Sciences publications|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.