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FLACS learning curve with Ziemer Z8

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Session Title: Cataract I
Session Date/Time: Friday 26/02/2016 | 10:30-12:30
Paper Time: 12:21
Venue: MC3 Room
First Author: : A.Marinho PORTUGAL
Co Author(s): :    M. Freitas              

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate the learning curve of FLACS with Ziemer Z8,comparing the difficulties and complications wit manual phacoemulsification.

Setting:

Hospital ArrĂ¡bida Porto Portugal

Methods:

50 consecutive eyes with cataracts of different grades were operated with FLACS with Ziemer Z8. The vaccuum time,the amount of ultrasound used,the surgical technique and complications were evaluated.

Results:

During the learning curve the vaccuum time has been reduced from 3 minutes to 2 minutes.The surgical technique has been improved leading to decrease in US time. No complications were observed during the learning curve.

Conclusions:

Like any surgical technique, Flacs has a learning curve. It is a steep curve that leads to optimization of the procedure.. However it is important to point that no complications occurred during the learning curve of FLACS with Ziemer Z8.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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