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G. Bolognesi, F. Fasce, A. Spinelli, P. Mauceri, M. Rossi; AquaLase vs Ultrasound Phacoemulsification in Patients with Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006;47(13):621.
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To compare the endothelial changes after cataract surgery with ultrasound and AquaLase phacoemulsification in patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
twenty eyes with different nuclear density and Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, randomly divided in Group A and B, had ultrasound (Group A) and AquaLase (Group B) phacoemulsification. Patients were evaluated preoperatively and after 1, 3 and 6 months, checking for best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), intraocular pressure (IOP), central cornea thickness and cornea endothelial density. Stop and chop phacoemulsification technique (Alcon US Infinity System) was performed in Group A, divide and conquer phacoemulsification technique (Alcon AquaLase Infinity System) in group B
Preliminary data show that there are not statistically differences between the two groups.
Preliminary data suggest that AquaLase may be successfully used also in case of Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
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