May 2005
Volume 46, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2005
Gonak as an Exceptional Corneal Wetting Solution in Cataract Surgery
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • J.H. Chung
    Ophthalmology, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ
  • S. Guo
    Ophthalmology, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ
  • K. Zameckka
    Ophthalmology, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ
  • M. Hosler
    Ophthalmology, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ
  • D. Ospital
    Ophthalmology, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  J.H. Chung, None; S. Guo, None; K. Zameckka, None; M. Hosler, None; D. Ospital, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2005, Vol.46, 799. doi:
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      J.H. Chung, S. Guo, K. Zameckka, M. Hosler, D. Ospital; Gonak as an Exceptional Corneal Wetting Solution in Cataract Surgery . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005;46(13):799.

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Abstract: : Purpose: To assess the efficacy of Gonak in maintaining corneal clarity during small–incision cataract surgery Methods: Gonak was employed as a corneal wetting solution in twenty six cases of small–incision cataract extraction with phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implant. Frequency of application was measured and corneal clarity assessments pre– and post–operatively were assessed. Results: Excellent corneal clarity achieved with Gonak lasted an average of greater than 10 minutes per application. It was applied an average of 1.7 times per case in which mean duration of surgery was 18.7 minutes. Gonak provided a remarkable surgical view and post–operative corneal clarity was similarly maintained. Conclusions: Gonak as an alternative to traditional corneal wetting agents is a superior option in cataract surgery, necessitating few applications for excellent intraoperative clarity.

Keywords: refractive surgery: optical quality • small incision cataract surgery • cataract 

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