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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 1640-1642

Innovative intraocular lens loading magnified

Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India

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Dr. Bharat Gurnani
Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry - 605 007
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2217_19

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Cataract surgery continues to evolve and advance in terms of new technology and improved techniques, offering a final result of better visual quality and faster visual recovery for our patients. Intraocular lens (IOL) delivery into the eye is a critical step in cataract surgery. Currently, eye surgeons load the IOL into the cartridge under the operating microscope or ophthalmic assistants load the IOL under their own direct vision. Because ophthalmic assistants load the IOL unaided, the IOL may be mishandled and lead to challenges such as IOL slippage, breakage, or incorrect orientation. In order to overcome these challenges and facilitate the surgical process, here we describe a novel technique by introducing a magnifier to the surgical table to aid ophthalmic assistants during this crucial step in cataract surgery. This not only saves time but also improves precision while loading IOL into the cartridge during cataract surgery.

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