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14-MANUAL PHACOEMULSIFICATION IN BASRAH; THE FIRST SERIES FROM IRAQ

Sajid Al Assadyd

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2009 Volume: 15 Issue: 2 Pages: 81-87
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

This prospective study includes 80 eyes of 78 patients with cataract, who had manualphacoemulsification operated upon by the same surgeon at Basrah Hospitals between Feb,2006 and Jul, 2007. They were 35 males and 43 females, 2 of them (females) have cataract inboth eyes. The age of patients range from 35-70 years, 23 eyes of 21 patients (28.7%) at age ofbetween 35-45 years, 20 eyes (25%) at age of between 46-55 years, 27 eyes (33.7%) at age ofbetween 56-65 years, 10 eyes (12.5%) at age . 66 years. The pre-operative visions for thosepatients were ranged from 6/24 to projection of light (PL), depend on the type and extent ofcataract. There was selected with no significant corneal astigmatism in all of these patients.Surgery was done on 21 eyes (26%) with posterior subcapsular cataract, 20 eyes (25%) withnuclear cataract, 30 eyes (38%) with mature cataract and 9 eyes (11%) with hypermaturecataract. On the first postoperative day, according to Oxford Cataract Treatment and EvaluationTeam Grade (OCTET) classification the observation was: Grade 0 was reported in 46 eyes(58%), Grade I developed in 25 eyes (31%), Grade II developed in 8 eyes (10%), and Grade IIIdeveloped in 1 eye (1%). On the 7th postoperative day, 54 eyes (67.5%) had UncorrectedVisual Acuity (UCVA) of good outcome, 23 eyes (28.7%) had of borderline. On day 40postoperative, 75 eyes (93.7%) achieved a best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of goodoutcome. The final refractive states in 73 eyes (91.2%) was emmetropic or within (-1) dioptericsphere of the desired refractive target without a significant astigmatism.

Keywords

PHACOEMULSIFICATION