Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 144--146

Completion rates of anterior and posterior continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis in pediatric cataract surgery for surgery performed by trainee surgeons with the use of a low-cost viscoelastic


R Muralidhar, GS Siddalinga Swamy, P Vijayalakshmi 
 Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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R Muralidhar
Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospital, No.1, Anna Nagar, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
India

Context : Pediatric cataract surgery is traditionally done with the aid of high-molecular-weight viscoelastics which are expensive. It needs to be determined if low-cost substitutes are just as successful. Aims : The study aims to determine the success rates for anterior and posterior capsulorrhexis and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in the bag for pediatric cataract surgery performed with the aid of a low-molecular-weight viscoelastic. Settings and Design : Nonrandomized observational study. Materials and Methods: Children less than 6 years of age who underwent cataract surgery with IOL implantation in the period May 2008-May 2009 were included. The surgeries were done by pediatric ophthalmology fellows. A standard procedure of anterior capsulorrhexis, lens aspiration with primary posterior capsulorrhexis, anterior vitrectomy, and IOL implantation was followed. Three parameters were studied: successful completion of anterior and posterior capsulorrhexis and IOL implantation in the bag. Results: 33 eyes of 28 children were studied. The success rate for completion was 66.7% and 88.2 % for anterior and posterior capsulorrhexis, respectively. IOL implantation in the bag was successful in 87.9%. Conclusions: 2% hydroxypropylmethylcellulose is a viable low-cost alternative to more expensive options similar to high-molecular-weight viscoelastics. This is of great relevance to hospitals in developing countries.


How to cite this article:
Muralidhar R, Siddalinga Swamy G S, Vijayalakshmi P. Completion rates of anterior and posterior continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis in pediatric cataract surgery for surgery performed by trainee surgeons with the use of a low-cost viscoelastic.Indian J Ophthalmol 2012;60:144-146


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Muralidhar R, Siddalinga Swamy G S, Vijayalakshmi P. Completion rates of anterior and posterior continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis in pediatric cataract surgery for surgery performed by trainee surgeons with the use of a low-cost viscoelastic. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jan 18 ];60:144-146
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