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Changes in corneal incision width after phacoemulsification and after foldable lenS implantation: comparison between different delivery systems

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First Author: C. Cagini ITALY

Co Author(s):    M. Perri   A. Di Napoli   G. Tosi   T. Fiore           

Abstract Details


to compare corneal incision sizes after phacoemulsification and after intraocular lenses implantation (IOL) using different delivery systems.


Department of Surgery and Biomedical Science, Ophthalmology Section, S.M. della Misericordia Hospital, University of Perugia, Italy


One hundred and seventeen patients with cataract and without other anterior segment pathological features or previous eye surgery were enrolled. We performed phaco-chop technique with IOL implantation through a 2.2 mm incision. Three foldable lenses were used with their recommended delivery systems: Alcon SN60WF with Monarch III/cartridge D (Group A, 38 patients); Amo Tecnis ZCB00 with Unfolder Platinum/cartridge easy load (Group B, 38 patients); Alcon AcrySoft IQ with Ultrasert preloaded system (Group C, 42 patients). We measured incision width before and after phacoemulsification as well as before and after IOL implantation.


Incision width before and after phacoemulsification was 2,21±0.02 mm and 2,34±0.08 mm in group A; 2,20 ± 0.02 mm and 2,31 ± 0.06 mm in group B; 2,20 ± 0.02 mm and 2,30 ± 0.07 mm in group C. Incision width did not show statistically significant enlargement after phacoemulsification. The incision width before and after IOL implantation was 2,34 ± 0.07 mm and 2,47 ± 0.07 mm in group A; 2,32 ± 0.06 mm and 2,45 ± 0.08 mm in group B; 2,30 ± 0.07 mm and 2,39 ± 0.07 mm in group C. The difference between values in group C and in other groups was statistically significant. No relationship between incision sizes and phacoemulsification time, ultrasonic energy, IOL powers.


The use of Alcon AcrySoft IQ IOL with Ultrasert preloaded system induces lower corneal incision enlargement in cataract surgery compared to other delivery systems.

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