May 2003
Volume 44, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2003
Evaluation of Cataract Procedures with the Bimanual WhiteStar Phacoemulsification System and the ThinOptX Intraocular Lens
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • C.S. Wu
    Ophthalmology, NYU Medical Center/MEETH, New York, NY, United States
  • A.J. Kanellopoulos
    Ophthalmology, NYU Medical Center/MEETH, New York, NY, United States
  • E.D. Donnenfeld
    Ophthalmology, NYU Medical Center/MEETH, New York, NY, United States
  • E. Papas
    Ophthalmology, NYU Medical Center/MEETH, New York, NY, United States
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  C.S. Wu, None; A.J. Kanellopoulos, None; E.D. Donnenfeld, None; E. Papas, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2003, Vol.44, 185. doi:
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      C.S. Wu, A.J. Kanellopoulos, E.D. Donnenfeld, E. Papas; Evaluation of Cataract Procedures with the Bimanual WhiteStar Phacoemulsification System and the ThinOptX Intraocular Lens . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):185.

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Abstract

Abstract: : Purpose: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the WhiteStar "cold" phacoemulsification system and the ThinOptX ultra-thin IOL in cataract surgery through 1.5 mm incisions. Methods: 22 consecutive eyes underwent phacoemulsification through 1.5 mm clear cornea incisions with the bimanual WhiteStar "cold" phacoemulsification unit and IOL implantation with the ThinOptX ultra-thin IOL. This IOL is a one-piece hydrophilic-acrylic lens which can be folded and inserted through 1.2 mm incisions. We evaluated pre-operative and post-operative visual acuity, IOP, endothelial cell count, and accommodating index. Mean follow-up was 7 months (range 5-9 months). Results: Mean values: best corrected visual acuity improved from 20/150 to 20/25, IOP from 16.5 to 14.5 mmHg, ECC from 2150 to 2000. No complications were noted in this limited group. Conclusions: The implantation of the ThinOptX ultra-thin IOL following routine cataract extraction with the WhiteStar "cold" phacoemulsification unit through 1.5 mm incisions may be a safe and effective new method.

Keywords: cataract 
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