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T. Grenet, J. Zerbib, A. Chassignol, C. Khammari Chebbi, S. Nghiem-Buffet, F. Fajnkuchen, C. Rohart, G. Chaine; Simultaneous Bilateral Cataract Surgery. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13):5406.
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Evaluation of efficacity and safety of bilateral cataract surgery performed consecutively on the same day.Patients and
Retrospective study from 2005 to 2009 on patients operated of bilateral cataract surgery on the same day at the Department of Ophthalmology at the Avicenne Hospital. The surgical procedure was done as two distinct surgeries consecutively.
Twenty four eyes of 12 patients have been recruited. Mean age of patients was 70 years old (from 33 to 86 years old). The main reason for operating both eyes of cataract on the same day was the difficulty of moving the patient from their place to the hospital because of a long past medical history. Twenty one eyes have been operated by phacoemulsification, 1 eye underwent extra-capsular surgery. Mean follow-up was of 8 months. Antibiotic prophylaxia was performed for all patients. Mean Visual Acuity at Baseline was at 40/200, final visual acuity was measured between 100 to 200/200 for the 21 eyes operated by phacoemulsification. One complication has been collected such as iris herni, no endophtalmy has been recorded.
Simultaneous bilateral cataract surgery in our study can be considered as an effective and safe procedure with limitated indications.
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