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OPHTHALMOLOGY PRACTICE
Year : 2000  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-51

Towards achieving small-incision cataract surgery 99.8% of the time.


Schell Eye Hospital, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

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R Thomas
Schell Eye Hospital, Christian Medical College, Vellore
India
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PMID: 11116514

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A surgical approach designed to reliably attain the modern goal of small incision cataract surgery 99.8% of the time is described. Phacoemulsification as well as a manual small incision technique is utilised to achieve the desired outcome as often as possible and for all types of cataracts. The logic, and required surgical steps are described and illustrated. This surgical technique allows the advantages of small incision surgery to be reliably achieved. The method is flexible and allows decisions and steps to be modified depending on the skill and comfort zone of the individual surgeon.


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