Journal article

Fluid-jet technique to polish the posterior capsule for phacoemulsification surgeries: efficacy and safety evaluation

Zhenzhen Liu, Qianzhong Cao, Bo Qu, Wei Wang, Xiaoting Ruan, Danying Zheng, Guangming Jin, Xuhua Tan, Ling Jin, Mingguang He, Nathan Congdon, Haotian Lin, Lixia Luo, Yizhi Liu

Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and safety of a fluid-jet technique with capsular polish in reducing residual lens fibers (RLFs) in phacoemulsification surgery. SETTING: Single center. DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized comparative study. METHODS: Patients receiving phacoemulsification were included. Consecutive eligible patients alternately underwent either removal of RLFs on the posterior capsule using capsular polish after irrigation and aspiration, and before intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, or RLF removal using a fluid-jet technique after IOL implantation. Posterior capsular images were used to quantify RLFs. Visual parameters were evaluated at 1 day, 1 week, and 1 year postoperativ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Construction Project of High-Level Hospitals in Guangdong Province


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81873675, 81770967), and the Construction Project of High-Level Hospitals in Guangdong Province (303020102). N. Congdon is supported by the Ulverscroft Foundation (United Kingdom).