Phacofracture versus phacoemulsification in eyes with age-related cataract.
RB Vajpayee, S Sabarwal, N Sharma, SK Angra
J Cataract Refract Surg | Published : 1998
PURPOSE: To compare manual phacofracture and phacoemulsification techniques. SETTING: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, New Delhi, India. METHODS: This prospective, randomized study comprised 60 cases of age-related cataract randomly divided into 2 groups: 30 eyes had phacoemulsification and 30, manual phacofracture using a trisection technique. Postoperative evaluation was at 1 day, 1 and 6 weeks, and 3 months. The parameters evaluated were amounts of viscoelastic material and irrigating fluid used, the time required to manage the nucleus, postoperative best corrected visual acuity, endothelial cell loss, and complications. RESULTS: Mean viscoelastic material used intraope..View full abstract