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Punchorhexis in white intumescent cataract

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First Author: M.Rajan INDIA

Co Author(s):    S. Mohan                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To do a perfect rhexis in white intumescent cataract

Setting:

Period : 6 months study period. Location : Rajan Eye Care Hospital Pvt Ltd, Chennai.

Methods:

250 eyes of 250 patients with white intumescent cataract were taken up for this study. Trephine blue was used to stain the anterior capsule. The punchorhexis was done using a straight 15 degree phaco tip bevel down using 40% phaco power, 350-400mm Hg vacuum on the stellaris phaco machine. Once a punch was made the rhexis was completed either with the phaco needle itself (phaco rhexis) or with uttrata forceps.

Results:

In all eyes except one eye the punchorhexis was successful.

Conclusions:

Punchorhexis is an effective method of achieving good rhexis in white intumescent cataract there by preventing argentina flag sign.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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