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Differences in endothelial coating of dispersive and cohesive OVDs after cataract surgery

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First Author: G.Auffarth GERMANY

Co Author(s):    I. Limberger   F. Kretz           

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The aim of the study was to compare the post-surgical coating of the endothelium with dispersive and cohesive OVD’s after cataract surgery.


International Vision Correction and Research Center (IVCRC), University Ophthalmology Hospital Heidelberg, Germany


Cataract surgery was performed in a wetlab setting with 10 porkine eyes per group using fluoreszein stained OVD’s. In Group 1 the cohesive OVD Healon® (AMO, USA) was used, for group 2 we used the dispersive OVD Endocoat® (AMO, USA) and in group three we performed a soft-shell technique with the combination of both OVD’s. After phacoemulsification the cornea was trephined and a picture under blue light of the endothelial side taken. The pictures where analysed with the EPCO program and the endothelial coating analysed.


In group one with the cohesive OVD the lowest endothelial coating could be found. Group two and group three showed a statistically significant higher coating of the endothelium. While the soft-shell group delivered the highest values, there were no statistically significant differences between group 2 and 3.


Dispersive OVD’s have a higher affinity to the endothelium and so offer a better protection during cataract surgery compared to cohesive OVD’s. The highest adhesion was seen using the soft-shell technique. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: ... research is funded, fully or partially, by a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented, ... research is funded, fully or partially, by a competing company

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