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|Title:||Nucleus management with irrigating vectis.|
|Citation:||Srinivasan A. Nucleus management with irrigating vectis. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2009 Jan-Feb; 57(1): 19-21|
|Abstract:||The main objective in modern cataract surgery is to achieve a better unaided visual acuity with rapid post-surgical recovery and minimal surgery-related complications. Early visual rehabilitation and better unaided vision can be achieved only by reducing the incision size. In manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS), incision is between 5.5 to 7 mm. Once the nucleus is prolapsed into the anterior chamber, it can be extracted through the tunnel. Nucleus extraction with an irrigating vectis is a very simple technique, which combines mechanical and hydrostatic forces to express out the nucleus. This technique is time-tested with good results and more than 95% of nuclei in MSICS are extracted in this way offering all the merits of phacoemulsification with the added benefits of having wider applicability, better safety, shorter learning curve and lower cost.|
|Appears in Collections:||Indian Journal of Ophthalmology|
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