Journal article

Conversion from phacoemulsification to extracapsular cataract extraction: incidence, risk factors, and visual outcome.

T Dada, N Sharma, RB Vajpayee, VK Dada

J Cataract Refract Surg | Published : 1998

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and visual outcome in cases converted from phacoemulsification to routine extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE). SETTING: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed in 540 eyes that had clear corneal phacoemulsification performed by an experienced phacoemulsification surgeon. The cases in which phacoemulsification was initiated and then converted to ECCE were studied. The main parameters evaluated were the factors responsible for the conversion, corneal endothelial cell loss, and visual outcome. RESULTS: Twenty eyes (3.7%) requi..

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