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Comparison of preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy versus two-stage curvilinear capsulorhexis in phacoemulsification of white intumescent cataracts.
Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Nov-Dec; 40(6):582-5.OS

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19928724

Citation

Coelho, Roberto P., et al. "Comparison of Preoperative Nd:YAG Laser Anterior Capsulotomy Versus Two-stage Curvilinear Capsulorhexis in Phacoemulsification of White Intumescent Cataracts." Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging : the Official Journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye, vol. 40, no. 6, 2009, pp. 582-5.
Coelho RP, Martin LF, Paula JS, et al. Comparison of preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy versus two-stage curvilinear capsulorhexis in phacoemulsification of white intumescent cataracts. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009;40(6):582-5.
Coelho, R. P., Martin, L. F., Paula, J. S., & Scott, I. U. (2009). Comparison of preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy versus two-stage curvilinear capsulorhexis in phacoemulsification of white intumescent cataracts. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging : the Official Journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye, 40(6), 582-5. https://doi.org/10.3928/15428877-20091030-08
Coelho RP, et al. Comparison of Preoperative Nd:YAG Laser Anterior Capsulotomy Versus Two-stage Curvilinear Capsulorhexis in Phacoemulsification of White Intumescent Cataracts. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Nov-Dec;40(6):582-5. PubMed PMID: 19928724.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Comparison of preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy versus two-stage curvilinear capsulorhexis in phacoemulsification of white intumescent cataracts. AU - Coelho,Roberto P, AU - Martin,Luiz F T, AU - Paula,Jayter S, AU - Scott,Ingrid U, PY - 2008/11/01/accepted PY - 2009/11/26/entrez PY - 2009/11/26/pubmed PY - 2010/1/22/medline SP - 582 EP - 5 JF - Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye JO - Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging VL - 40 IS - 6 N2 - 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. SN - 1542-8877 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19928724/Comparison_of_preoperative_Nd:YAG_laser_anterior_capsulotomy_versus_two_stage_curvilinear_capsulorhexis_in_phacoemulsification_of_white_intumescent_cataracts_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=19928724.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -