Lisbon 2017 Delegate Registration Programme Exhibition Virtual Exhibition Satellites OneWorld Travel Discount
escrs app advert


Search Title by author or title

Corneal microstructural changes in subbasal nerve fibers after cataract surgery

Poster Details

First Author: S.Kocabeyoglu TURKEY

Co Author(s):    F. Bezci   M. Irkec                 

Abstract Details


The aim of this study was to analyze corneal subbasal nerve fiber changes following phacoemulsification of cataract with intraocular lens insertion using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM).


Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology


Twenty corneas of patients with cataract undergoing phacoemulsification with intraocular lens insertion were included in this prospective study. Subbasal nerve plexus density was quantitatively analyzed using corneal IVCM preoperatively and 6-month postoperatively. Student�â�€�™s t-test and Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test were used for statistical evaluations.


The mean age of twenty patients with cataract was 67.7 �Â�± 7.7 years (between 49-77 y; 8M and 12F). There were no significant differences in the number of subbasal long nerve fibers (p=0.132), entire subbasal nerves (p=0.934), nerve fiber density (p=0.554), as well as tortuocity (p=0.593) between preoperatively and 6-month postoperatively.


There were no changes in corneal subbasal nerve plexus after phacoemulsification in patients with cataract.

Financial Disclosure:


Back to Poster listing