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10 - 12 February 2017, MECC Maastricht,The Netherlands.

This Meeting has been awarded 15 CME credits.


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Phacoemulsification in eyes with white mature cataract

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First Author: S. Cetinkaya TURKEY

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To evaluate the results and complications of phacoemulsification surgery in in eyes with white mature cataract.


Turkish Red Crescent Hospital, Ophthalmology Clinics, Konya Turkey


63 eyes of 63 patients with white mature cataract who had undergone phacoemulsification and IOL implantation surgery, were evaluated retrospectively. The mean age of the patients was 72.88±9.51 (SD) (56-90). 29 of them (46%) were males and 34 of them (54%) were females.


The mean preoperative BCVA of the patients was 0.017±0.017 (SD)( light perception -0.05) decimal, Snellen. The mean postoperative BCVA of the patients was 0.71±0.23 (SD) (0.2-1.00) decimal, Snellen (p<0.001). The mean preoperative IOP of the patients was 17.38±4.04(SD) (11-29) mmHg and the mean postoperative IOP was15.77±2.70(SD)(10-20) mmHg (p<0.001). The mean phaco time was 2.58±1.11 (SD) (0.90-4.60) min. Intraoperatively, Trypan blue dye was used in all patients, posterior capsule rupture occured in 4 (6%) patients, vitreous loss occured in one patient (1.5%)..Conversion to ECCE was performed in 3 (4%) patients.


White mature cataract is a challange for the cataract surgeon, however, by using additional dyes and appropriate techniques, the rate of complications may be reduced.

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