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Clinical Comparison of Conventional Coaxial Phacoemulsification and Coaxial Microincision Phacoemulsification
Hassan Hashemi Dr. *, Narges Zandvakil Dr., Firoozeh Rahimi Dr., Amir Houshang Beheshtnejad Dr., Ahmad Kheirkhah Dr.
, hhashemi@noorvision.com
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Purpose : To compare the outcomes of coaxial microincision phacoemulsification with that of conventional coaxial phacoemulsification

SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Farabi and Noor Eye Hospitals, Tehran, Iran

Methods : In a prospective study, 74 eyes of 74 patients with cataract were randomly selected to have cataract extraction using 1 of 2 techniques: coaxial microincision phacoemulsification through a 2.2 mm incision (37 eyes) or conventional coaxial phacoemulsification through a 2.8 mm incision (37 eyes) and foldable intraocular lens (IOL) (SA60 Alcon) implantation. Intraoperative parameters were effective phacoemulsification time (EPT), surgical time, and total volume of balanced salt solution (BSS) used. Assessed ocular biometrics included corneal topography, to evaluate surgically induced astigmatism (SIA), as well as corneal thickness and endothelial cell count (ECC).

Results : Using vectorial analysis the amount of SIA was 0.04±0.34 diopter (D) at 126.7 degrees in the 2.8 mm group and 0.07±0.49 D at 11.8 degrees in the 2.2 mm group, at one month postoperatively. At 3 months, the SIA was 0.06±0.41 D at 134.7 degrees and 0.10±0.62 at 161.4 degrees in the 2.8 mm and 2.2 mm groups, respectively.

Conclusion : Although coaxial microincision cataract surgery (MICS) was a safe and effective technique there were no clinical or statistically significant differences between 2 techniques in minimizing the effect of incision size on SIA.


Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology 201022(4):13-24 © 2010 by the Iranian Society of Ophthalmology
Keywords: Coaxial Phacoemulsification, Conventional, Microincision
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Hashemi H, Zandvakil N, Rahimi F, Beheshtnejad A H, Kheirkhah A. Clinical Comparison of Conventional Coaxial Phacoemulsification and Coaxial Microincision Phacoemulsification. Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2010; 22 (4) :13-24
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