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Phacoemulsification in cataracts with corneal opacity

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Session Title: Cataract Surgery Special Cases II

Session Date/Time: Monday 15/09/2014 | 16:30-18:30

Paper Time: 16:30

Venue: Auditorium

First Author: : P.Mohan INDIA

Co Author(s): :    M. Solur Ramesh              

Abstract Details


To study the outcome of Phacoemulsification in cataracts with Corneal opacity


Vasan Eye Care Hospital Koramangala, Bangalore, INDIA


Study included 25 cases of cataract with corneal opacity of various grades. All underwent Phacoemulsification with foldable IOL by a single surgeon. Intra-operative and post operative complications were analysed


Majority of patients had Grade 2-3 nuclear sclerosis. 5 cases had Mature cataract, 2 cases had adherent leucoma 1 case Pseudoexfoliation cataract. 15 Cases had pupillary diameter > 5mm. No intra-operative complications were seen. Transient corneal edema was seen in 7 cases. Visual acuity of 6/12 was seen 17 cases.


Phaco in cases with corneal opacity is challenging. Good results can be obtained in these cases by proper planning, adjusting illumination and altering phaco techniques

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