Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Nov-Dec;40(6):582-5. doi: 10.3928/15428877-20091030-08.

Comparison of preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy versus two-stage curvilinear capsulorhexis in phacoemulsification of white intumescent cataracts.

Author information

  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

To compare the results of preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy versus two-stage continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) in phacoemulsification of eyes with white intumescent cataracts and liquefied cortex.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Twenty-three eyes with white intumescent cataract were consecutively randomized for phacoemulsification with preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy (group 1, n = 11) or two-stage CCC (group 2, n = 12) procedures. Intraoperative findings and postoperative outcomes were compared using the nonparametric tests.

RESULTS:

Postoperative visual acuity, mean surgical time, mean effective phacoemulsification time, and frequency of complications were not significantly different between the two groups (P > .05). Two cases in each group were converted to the extracapsular technique. Excluding these four patients, surgical time was shorter in group 1 (P = .017).

CONCLUSION:

Preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy is a safe technique in decompressing the capsular bag before phacoemulsification of white intumescent cataracts with liquefied cortex.

Copyright 2009, SLACK Incorporated.

PMID:
19928724
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk