Management of secondary cataracts using the irrigation-aspiration technique

U. Michael Klemen, Andras Berta, Gabór Radó

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Abstract

Unlike the neodymium: Yag (nd: Yag) laser capsulotomy, the irrigation-aspiration technique preserves the integrity of the posterior capsule in most cases when used for the surgical management of soft after-cataract formation. Using this technique, we treated secondary cataracts in 102 eyes (96 patients) and found excellent post-operative visual acuity in 80.4% of the eyes. The irrigation-aspiration technique may be safely and effectively used in the management of secondary cataracts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Volume33
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 24 2001

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  • Ophthalmology

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