Journal article

Intraocular pressure profiles during femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery

Nafees B Baig, George PM Cheng, Jasmine KM Lam, Vishal Jhanji, Kelvin KL Chong, Victor CP Woo, Clement CY Tham

Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

PURPOSE: To document the intraocular pressure (IOP) profiles during femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. SETTING: Refractive cataract surgery center. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Intraocular pressure was measured using a handheld portable applanation tonometer (Tono-Pen Avia) during femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery using the Victus platform. RESULTS: Forty-one eyes of 35 patients were recruited. The mean age of the patients was 70.5 years ± 8.2 (SD) (range 51 to 85 years). The mean IOP before, during, and after suction was 17.2 ± 3.2 mm Hg (range 10 to 23 mm Hg), 42.1 ± 10.8 mm Hg (range 20 to 55 mm Hg), and 13.8 ± 3.4 mm Hg (range 9 to 25 mm Hg), respectively..

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