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J Cataract Refract Surg. 1998 Nov;24(11):1464-8.

Evaluation of in situ fracture versus phaco chop techniques.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To quantify and compare the phaco time required using in situ nucleofracture and phaco chop techniques.

SETTING:

Center for Research on Ocular Therapeutics and Biodevices and Miyake Laboratory, Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

METHODS:

Thirty human eyes obtained postmortem were randomly divided into 2 groups of 15 eyes each. In situ nucleofracture or phaco chop was performed in each group. The phaco time required for each technique was determined.

RESULTS:

The mean phaco time was 0.91 minutes +/- 0.37 (SD) for the phaco chop and 1.56 +/- 0.89 minutes for the in situ fracture technique (P < .015).

CONCLUSIONS:

The phaco chop technique reduced phaco time and total phaco power consumed during phacoemulsification without imposing a risk of intraoperative complications.

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PMID:
9818335
DOI:
10.1016/s0886-3350(98)80167-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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