High fluidic parameters associated with higher intraoperative IOP

High fluidic parameters such as high aspiration flow rate and bottle height led to higher IOP fluctuations during phacoemulsification, according to a 7-month study at the Iladevi Cataract and IOL Research Center. Eighty eyes of 80 patients with age-related cataract were included in the prospective, randomized study, during which all patients underwent microcoaxial phacoemulsification. Forty eyes were randomly assigned to a group with low parameters (aspiration flow rate of 20 cc/min, bottle height of 70 cm to 90 cm, vacuum settings up to 400 mm Hg) and 40 eyes were (Read more...)

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