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Effect of phacopower on corneal thickness changes in phacoemulsification surgery

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First Author: A.Altintas TURKEY

Co Author(s):    K. Tekin   V. Cankurtaran           

Abstract Details


To evaluate effect of phacopower on corneal thickness changes after uncomplicated phacoemulsification surgery.


Ulucanlar Eye Education and Research Hospital.


A total of 44 eyes underwent uncomplicated phacosurgery with the same phaco technique and by the same surgeon included in this study. Pachymetric evaluation were done preoperatively and one month postoperatively with the same noncontact pachymeter. The mean phacopercentage was 17% (%9-28 ). Patient were divided into two subgroups according to phacopercentage(PP) such as Group 1 had 19 patient with phacopercentage was lower than 17% and Group 2 had 25 patient with phacopercentage was equal and higher than 17%. Corneal thickness (CT) changes were compared between two groups.


The mean preoperative CT was 523.81 (446-582 u) and postoperative CT was 533.15 (446-574 u) in all patient. In Group 1 the mean preoperative CT was 520.78 u and the mean postoperative CT was 528.68 u . The mean increasement was 7.90 u in Group 1. In Group 2 the mean preop CT was 526.12 u and the mean postop CT was 536.56 u . The mean increasement was 10.40 u in Group 2. The difference was insignificant in two groups.


The higher PP the higher CT was observed after uncomplicated phacosurgery but the difference was not significant between groups.

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