Removal of lens material dropped into the vitreous cavity during cataract surgery using an optical fiber-free intravitreal surgery system

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Abstract

We describe a technique for removing lens fragments dropped into the vitreous cavity during cataract surgery using an optical fiber-free intravitreal surgery system (OFFISS) that was developed for bimanual vitrectomy. The dropped nucleus was removed by 2-port corneal vitrectomy using the OFFISS in 3 patients during complicated cataract surgery. No complications occurred, and good visual recovery was achieved. The OFFISS provided a good view of the fundus without fiber optics and allowed the use of 2 ports for vitrectomy through the corneal wound. This technique is suitable for cataract surgeons who have not been trained in 3-port pars plana vitrectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1256-1259
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume29
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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