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International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology

2021, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part A
Comparison of incidence of early posterior capsule opacification (PCO) following manual small incision cataract surgery in patients who were implanted rigid PMMA IOL under air, BSS and viscoelastics
Author(s): Abhilash B and Mahesh Babu*
Abstract:
Background and Objectives: Comparison of incidence of early posterior capsule opacification (PCO) following manual small incision cataract surgery in patients who were implanted rigid PMMA IOL under air, BSS and viscoelastics. Methods: 219 eyes of patients, divided into three groups of 73 each followed up over the course of 24 months and the incidence of PCO noted at each visit. P<0.05 was considered as a statistical level of significance.
Conclusion: The overall incidence of PCO at the end of 24 months study period was 13.6% in our study. No significant statistical difference in the PCO rates among those implanted PMMA IOL under air, saline and visco was observed (p=0.87). Minimal cost benefit was afforded for each patient operated under air and BSS than when compared with viscoelastics. Post-operative complications and post op IOP spikes were more to do with the surgeon factor than due to viscoelastics per se (p>0.05).
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How to cite this article:
Abhilash B, Mahesh Babu*. Comparison of incidence of early posterior capsule opacification (PCO) following manual small incision cataract surgery in patients who were implanted rigid PMMA IOL under air, BSS and viscoelastics. Int J Med Ophthalmol 2021;3(1):15-19. DOI: 10.33545/26638266.2021.v3.i1a.56
International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology