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Comparison of efficacy in two different viscoelastics during phaco in patients taking tamsulosin for the prevention of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS)

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First Author: S.Demircan TURKEY

Co Author(s):    M. Atas   E. Pangal   A. Goktas        

Abstract Details



Purpose:

We compared the efficacy of two different ocular viscoelastic devices ( Healon 5 vs Viscoat) during phaco in patients taking tamsulosin for the preventing of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS)

Setting:

Kayseri Training and Research Hospital Kayseri-Turkey

Methods:

We compared prospectively the presence and severity of the appearance of IFIS in 32 patients scheduled to phacoemulsification with IOL implantation. Both groups comprises 16 patients taking tamsulosin at least 1 year. We used two different viscoelastic agents (Healon 5 vs Viscoat) in groups. According to classical triad We scored between mild/moderate and severe IFIS findings. All surgerries were performed same surgeon and same torsional setting with ?nfiniti. Cataract opealesence is similar to LOCS III in both groups.

Results:

: In healon 5 group 10 patients showed no evidence of IFIS, 4 exhibited mild symptoms, 2 patients exhibited moderate symptoms of IFIS. In Viscoat group 4 patients showed no finding of IFIS, 10 patients exhibited mild symptoms. 4 patients showed moderate symptoms.Statistical analysis showed a significant difference between both groups (p<0.05).

Conclusions:

We concluded that Healon 5 is more reliable to prevent IFIS in patients taking tamsulosin during phacoemulsification than Viscoat.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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