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J Cataract Refract Surg. 2003 Jul;29(7):1256-9.

Removal of lens material dropped into the vitreous cavity during cataract surgery using an optical fiber-free intravitreal surgery system.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan.

Abstract

We describe a technique for removing lens fragments dropped into the vitreous cavity during cataract surgery using an optical fiber-free intravitreal surgery system (OFFISS) that was developed for bimanual vitrectomy. The dropped nucleus was removed by 2-port corneal vitrectomy using the OFFISS in 3 patients during complicated cataract surgery. No complications occurred, and good visual recovery was achieved. The OFFISS provided a good view of the fundus without fiber optics and allowed the use of 2 ports for vitrectomy through the corneal wound. This technique is suitable for cataract surgeons who have not been trained in 3-port pars plana vitrectomy.

PMID:
12900229
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