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Immediate treatment of cataract surgery complications in the mini-invasive vitreoretinal surgery (MIVS) era

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First Author: M.Forlini ITALY

Co Author(s):    P. Rossini   A. Bratu   C. Forlini        

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To show the effectiveness of using mini-invasive 25/23 gauge system for the management of cataract surgery complications.


Department of Ophthalmology, 'Santa Maria Delle Croci' Hospital, Ravenna, Italy


We use anterior approach with 25 gauge vitrectomy system when the capsule is ruptured with implantation of posterior iris-fixed IOL implantation. In case of total or partial dropped lens fragments into the vitreous cavity, a 25/23 gauge pars plana approach to remove the lens remnants is performed. A 27 gauge transconjuntival light is always used to perform bimanual technique and a radical vitrectomy surgery.


Anatomic and functional results seem to be better with this new approach than with the conventional techniques.


The 25/23 gauge systems allowed us to treat easily these complications, with minimal post-operative inflammatory reaction and fast functional recovery. The transconjunctival 27 gauge chandelier helps us to manage easily these difficult cataract surgery complications. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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