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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

An overview of complications of MSICS

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Author Details : N Lakshmi Chowdary*, B Pradhan

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2018

Article Page : 521-525

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Introduction: Taking into consideration the wide spectrum of complications that follow MSICS and their influence on visual outcome, a sincere effort has been made in this study to critically analyze the incidence and the nature of various intraoperative, early and late post-operative complications among the total number of cataract extraction carried out.
Materials and Methods: A Prospective observational study of 500 cases that had undergone MSICS after a thorough preoperative ocular evaluation including detailed history and clinical examination and these cases were studied for a period of 2 years and all the intraoperative, early and late post-operative complications were noted.
Results: The commonest intraoperative complications were premature entry with iris prolapse (5%) followed by zonular dialysis (3%), commonest early post operative complications were SK (20%) and corneal edema (17%) and the commonest late post operative complications were PCO(18%) followed by astigmatism in 9% of the cases.
Conclusion: SICS gives best corrected postoperative visual acuity of 6/6 or 6/9 in a greater proportion of patients and it has all the inherent advantages of the sutureless cataract surgery in terms of universal applicability, greater wound stability, lesser complications and early visual rehabilitation.

Keywords: Cataract surgery, Complications of MSICS, MSICS, Phacoemulsification.

Doi : 10.18231/2395-1451.2018.0117

How to cite : Chowdary N L, Pradhan B, An overview of complications of MSICS. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2018;4(4):521-525

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