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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 1281-1288

Review of manual small-incision cataract surgery

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Government M.D. Eye Hospital, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, People's Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Prof. Kamaljeet Singh
Department of Ophthalmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Government M. D. Eye Hospital, Dr. Katju Road, Allahabad - 211 003, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_863_17

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Cataract surgery has undergone many changes with the size of incision progressively decreasing over time with an incision of 12.0 mm for intracapsular cataract extraction to 2.2–2.8 mm in phacoemulsification. However, phacoemulsification due to high cost and equipment maintenance cannot be employed widely in developing countries. Manual small-incision cataract surgery (MSICS) offers similar advantages with the merits of wider applicability, less time consuming, a shorter learning curve, and lower cost. MSICS can be performed in high-volume setups due to fast technique. Here, we review the various techniques, safety and efficacy of MSICS, and its progress and utility in developing and underdeveloped countries.

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