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Phacochop versus stop and chop: a comparative analysis of phaco parameters and visual acuity

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Session Title: Cataract Surgery Outcomes / Femto

Session Date/Time: Monday 15/09/2014 | 08:00-10:30

Paper Time: 09:33

Venue: Auditorium

First Author: : J.Alqahtani SAUDI ARABIA

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Abstract Details

Purpose:

To compare between phaco-chop and stop and chop nucleotomy techniques. Methods: A prospective study of 84 consecutive cases of phacochop (group1) and another 63 consecutive cases of stop-and- chop(group2). The following variables were considered: preop VA, pachymetry, degree of nuclear sclerosis, axial length, anterior chamber depth,effective phaco time,US time, Percentage phaco power(%),corneal edema, VA 1day,1week, 1month post operatively

Setting:

Department of Ophthalmology, King Fahd Hospital of The University, Alkhobar

Methods:

A prospective study of 84 consecutive cases of phacochop (group1) and another 63 consecutive cases of stop-and- chop(group2). The following variables were considered: preop VA, pachymetry, degree of nuclear sclerosis, axial length, anterior chamber depth,effective phaco time,US time, Percentage phaco power(%),corneal edema, VA 1day,1week, 1month post operatively

Results:

The effective phaco time, US time, Percentage phaco power(%) was significantly less in group1 for both the immature and mature cases. The visual rehabilitation was significantly faster in the first day & and on the first week post operatively in group1 for the mature cases whereas it was not siginificant for the immature cases

Conclusions:

The phaco-chop technique is safer to the corneal endothelium as less ultrasonic energy was used. This accelerated the functional healing and protected the surrounding intraocular tissue

Financial Interest:

NONE

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