Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 53-56
A Novel Inexpensive Rhexis Technique-Can Vac Ccc for Immature and White Intumescent Cataract - Our Experience
Shreesha Kumar Kodavoor, Department of Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Services, The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore, India
Bijita Deb, Department of Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Services, The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore, India
Dandapani Ramamurthy, Department of Cataract and Refractive Services, The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore, India
Received: Jan. 21, 2020;       Accepted: Apr. 10, 2020;       Published: Apr. 28, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijovs.20200502.13      View  265      Downloads  50
Abstract
Background: 870 eyes of 855 patients with intumescent immature and total white cataract were enrolled in this retrospective clinical study (2013-2018). Methods: Through a side port using a 25 gauze round/flat tipped fine cannula connected to a 5ml syringe (after a nick being created by a regular 26 gauze cystitome) the free capsular flap was vacuumed by the tip of the 25 gauge cannula and suction pressure created by withdrawing the piston of the syringe and a controlled motion done to create a circular rhexis, without withdrawing the instrument from anterior chamber and aspirating liquefied cortex by the same cannula. All cases were done under peribulbar anesthesia. Results: A complete cannula vacuum continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CanVac-CCC) was achieved in 860 cases (98.85%) except eight cases (0.91%) which had anterior capsular rhexis extension and two cases (0.22%) which had also extended posterior capsular tear. Conclusion: Performing CanVac -CCC with our technique is safe and affordable and may be an alternative promising method to routine CCC by using 26 gauge cystitome, Utrata or microrhexis forceps.
Keywords
Intumescent, Capsulorhexis, Cannula, Vacuum
To cite this article
Shreesha Kumar Kodavoor, Bijita Deb, Dandapani Ramamurthy, A Novel Inexpensive Rhexis Technique-Can Vac Ccc for Immature and White Intumescent Cataract - Our Experience, International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 53-56. doi: 10.11648/j.ijovs.20200502.13
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