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Corneal incision width after lens implantation: comparing delivery systems

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Equipment, Instrumentation & Surgical Devices

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : C.Cagini ITALY

Co Author(s): :    T. Fiore   M. Messina   M. Perri                 

Abstract Details


to compare corneal incision width after phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation (IOL) using different delivery systems


Ophthalmology Section, Department of Surgery and Biomedical Science, University of Perugia, Italy


one hundred and seventeen patients with cataract and no other anterior segment pathological features or previous eye surgery underwent cataract surgery with IOL implantation through a 2.2 mm incision. Three foldable IOL were implanted with their recommended delivery systems: Acrysof© SN60WF with Monarch© III/cartridge D (Group A, 38 patients); Tecnis© ZCB00 with Unfolder Platinum/cartridge easy load (Group B, 38 patients); Acrysof© SN60WF with UltrasertTM preloaded system (Group C, 42 patients). Incision width was measured before and after phacoemulsification and IOL implantation.


Before and after phacoemulsification incision width was, respectively, 2.21±0.02 mm and 2.34±0.08 mm in group A; 2.20±0.02 mm and 2.31±0.06 mm in group B; 2.20±0.02 mm and 2.30±0.07 mm in group C. Incision width was not significantly enlarged after phacoemulsification. Before and after IOL implantation incision width was, respectively, 2.34±0.07 mm and 2.47±0.07 mm in group A; 2.32±0.06 mm and 2.45±0.08 mm in group B; 2.30±0.07 mm and 2.39±0.07 mm in group C. Incision widths in group C were significantly different to groups A and B.


In cataract surgery UltrasertTM enlarges the corneal incision less than other delivery systems

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