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BMC Ophthalmology

, 14:129

Cataract and refractive surgery

Abstract

BackgroundTo determine if a method for irrigation and aspiration I-A during cataract surgery provides effective removal of ophthalmic viscoelastic device OVD.

MethodsJapanese porcine eyes were used to evaluate I-A performance with Technique 1 the I-A tip placed on the center of the anterior surface of the IOL, Technique 2 the I-A tip alternately pressed near the edge of the IOL optic anterior surface on one side and then the other to tilt the IOL back and forth, and Technique 3 the I-A tip inserted behind the IOL optic, between it and the posterior capsule. Techniques 1 and 2 were compared using the Miyake-Apple posterior view video technique to visualize the flow of irrigation fluid containing triamcinolone acetonide particles behind the IOL. To check the efficacy of OVD removal from behind the IOL for of all three I-A techniques, OVD with fluorescein beads were inserted inside the lens capsule before implantation of the IOL. After each I-A technique, eyes were prepared for Miyake–Apple viewing and pictures of the lens capsule were taken using fluorescent microscopy. Residual fluorescein beads in the capsular bag were analyzed.

ResultsTechnique 1 resulted in a straight flow of fluid behind the IOL, while Technique 2 resulted in a vortex flow. The average amount of OVD retained inside the capsule after using Technique 2 or 3 was significantly lower than after using Technique 1 p <0.0001.

ConclusionsTechnique 2 proved to remove more effectively fluorescein bead-labelled OVD under the IOL than Technique 1.

KeywordsIntraocular lens Ophthalmic viscoelastic device Irrigation Aspiration Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-2415-14-129 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Arisa Mitani - Takashi Suzuki - Yoshitaka Tasaka - Takahiro Uda - Yukako Hiramatsu - Shiro Kawasaki - Yuichi Ohashi

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