Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, December 5th, 2004
Ophthalmologists in Venezuela devised "a new surgical technique, intraoperative peripheral anterior capsulotomy (IPAC), to prevent early postoperative" CBS.
"Eighty consecutive patients (80 eyes) had phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation with IPAC in the presence of a small (4.5 to 5.0 mm) anterior continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC)," according to J.B. Yepez and coauthors at the Clinica Oftalmologica Centro Caracas. "Patients were followed for a mean of 16 months (range 6 to 24 months), and none developed CBS or other complications."
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