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Outcomes and safety profile of phacoemulsification vs small incision cataract surgery by trainee 

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First Author: A.Mazhari INDIA

Co Author(s):    G. Prakash   N. Mohan           

Abstract Details


To analyse the outcomes of phacoemulsification (Phaco) vs small incision cataract surgery (SICS) performed by trainee surgeons.


Tertiary care ophthalmic center


250 patients undergoing bilateral sequential cataract extraction were randomized to either Phaco or SICS and followed till 6 months


All preoperative factors were comparable. The postoperative BCVA was 0.98±0.1 and 0.99± 0.2 (p>0.05, t test), astigmatism was -1.02 ±0.6 and -0.9 ±0.7, specular count was 1585.3±302 and 1622.1±288 for phaco and SICS respectively (p>0.05 for all comparisons, t test).Complication rates were comparable.


Phacoemulsifcation and SICS seem to have comparable results in trainee surgeons at 6 months followup. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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