Hooshmand, J and Abell, RG and Allen, P and Goemann, K and Vote, BJ, Intraoperative performance and ultrastructural integrity of human capsulotomies created by the improved precision pulse capsulotomy device, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 44, (11) pp. 1333-1335. ISSN 0886-3350 (2018) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2018 ASCRS and ESCRS Published by Elsevier Inc.
Setting: Launceston Eye Institute, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
Design: Prospective, consecutive case series.
Methods: Intraoperative observation of performance and complications were made on consecutive eyes having capsulotomies with the improved PPC device. The capsulotomy specimens were examined under scanning electron microscope and compared with manual continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis and femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery specimens.
Results: The study comprised 52 eyes. Intended capsulotomy occurred in 50 eyes with 2 device failures. Complete free-floating capsulotomies were achieved in 48 eyes (96%). Anterior capsule tears occurred in 2 eyes (4%).
Conclusions: The ability of the PPC device to create complete free-floating capsulotomies improved; however, the radial tear rate remained high. The ultrastructural features in ex vivo human capsulotomy specimens still showed areas of irregular capsule margin with frayed edges.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||capsulotomies, PPC device|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Ophthalmology and Optometry|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|Objective Field:||Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders|
|UTAS Author:||Allen, P (Dr Penny Allen)|
|UTAS Author:||Goemann, K (Dr Karsten Goemann)|
|UTAS Author:||Vote, BJ (Dr Brendan Vote)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||2|
|Deposited By:||Central Science Laboratory|
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