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Safety first: your sight depends on it!

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First Author: A.Borkenstein AUSTRIA

Co Author(s):    E. Borkenstein                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate in a long term observation the safety and manageability of the new 2-component autoloading system 'Safeloader' for monofocal and diffractive IOLs by HumanOptics, Erlangen, Germany.

Setting:

Borkenstein & Borkenstein, Fach�Ã�¤rzte f�Ã�¼r Augenheilkunde und Optometrie, private practice, Klinik der Kreuzschwestern Graz, Austria

Methods:

In this prospective study a total of 67 eyes of 42 patients were enrolled. Phacoemulsification was performed and the new 'Safeloader' (HumanOptics, Erlangen, Germany) was used in all cases for implanting the monofocal or diffractive one-piece intraocular lens. Total surgery time, IOL preparation time and IOL-implantation time was measured. A questionnaire concerning work flow, OR atmosphere, handling and sense of security was answered by the surgeon and the scrub nurse.

Results:

The Safeloader worked in all cases (incision size 2.0mm) without any complications. Work flow and handling during the process was excellent. IOL-preparation time was similar to fully preloaded systems.

Conclusions:

Our results demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the 2-component autoloading system. The seperate sterilization process and the first contact of the IOL with the cartridge coating immediately before insertion combines the advantages of fully preloaded and non preloaded systems without any time loss and highest safety level.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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