Purpose:To compare the parameters of three phacoemulsification techniques (divide-and-conquer, DC; stop-and-chop, SC; phaco-chop, PC) in a series of cataract surgeries. Methods:60 consecutive eyes were randomized to receive cataract surgery using DC, SC, or PC techniques (20 eyes each). Patients with ocular diseases other than cataract (pseudoexfoliatio syndrome; glaucoma; etc) were not enrolled. No complications occurred during the three surgical procedures. Surgery was performed by a single, experienced operator (S.D.) using the Alcon Infiniti® Vision System with OZil® Torsional handpiece. The following parameters were measured for each patient: Surgery Duration (SurgDur, minutes), UltraSound Total Time (USTT), Cumulative Energy Dissipation (CED), Phaco Time (PhT, seconds), Phaco Power (PhP), Torsional Time (ToT, seconds), Torsional Amplitude (ToA), Aspiration Time (AsT). Inter-group differences were inspected by means of Wilcoxon test. Results:Mean data for each technique are given in the Table. Conclusions:The three techniques obtained similar results with the exception of a significant improvement of PhP and ToA with PC technique.
A Comparison of Three Phacoemulsification Techniques in Cataract Surgery / F. Capizzi, S. De Cillà, P. Fogagnolo, M. Sacchi, E. Carini, G. Ceresara, L. Rossetti, N. Orzalesi. - In: INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 0146-0404. - 50:E-Abstract 6100(2009 Apr 11). ((Intervento presentato al convegno ARVO Annual Meeting tenutosi a Fort Lauderdale nel 2009.
|Titolo:||A Comparison of Three Phacoemulsification Techniques in Cataract Surgery|
ROSSETTI, LUCA MARIO (Penultimo)
ORZALESI, NICOLA (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/30 - Malattie Apparato Visivo|
|Data di pubblicazione:||11-apr-2009|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|