We describe a triple procedure combining corneal transplantation, cataract extraction, and intraocular lens implantation in which the continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) is performed in a closed system when corneal transparency is sufficient or using an open-sky method when corneal transparency is poor. With the closed system, the CCC is performed first followed by trephination and hydroexpulsion of the nucleus. A Caporossi coaxial forceps is used to reduce the corneal incision to 1.2 mm, preventing the need for sutures. Tunnel formation, which could limit the size of trephination, is avoided. In addition, endothelial cell loss at the periphery of the recipient cornea is reduced. This technique was performed in 10 eyes without intraoperative complications. With the open-sky method, the CCC is created while counterpressure is applied to the center of the lens with a large spatula, reducing posterior pressure and thus the risk of capsule tear. This technique was performed in 9 eyes without intraoperative complications

Caporossi, A., Traversi, C., Simi, C., Tosi, G.M. (2001). Closed-system and open-sky capsulorhexis for combined cataract extraction and corneal transplantation. JOURNAL OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY, 27(7), 990-993 [10.1016/S0886-3350(00)00839-7].

Closed-system and open-sky capsulorhexis for combined cataract extraction and corneal transplantation.

TRAVERSI, CLAUDIO;TOSI, GIAN MARCO
2001-01-01

Abstract

We describe a triple procedure combining corneal transplantation, cataract extraction, and intraocular lens implantation in which the continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) is performed in a closed system when corneal transparency is sufficient or using an open-sky method when corneal transparency is poor. With the closed system, the CCC is performed first followed by trephination and hydroexpulsion of the nucleus. A Caporossi coaxial forceps is used to reduce the corneal incision to 1.2 mm, preventing the need for sutures. Tunnel formation, which could limit the size of trephination, is avoided. In addition, endothelial cell loss at the periphery of the recipient cornea is reduced. This technique was performed in 10 eyes without intraoperative complications. With the open-sky method, the CCC is created while counterpressure is applied to the center of the lens with a large spatula, reducing posterior pressure and thus the risk of capsule tear. This technique was performed in 9 eyes without intraoperative complications
Caporossi, A., Traversi, C., Simi, C., Tosi, G.M. (2001). Closed-system and open-sky capsulorhexis for combined cataract extraction and corneal transplantation. JOURNAL OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY, 27(7), 990-993 [10.1016/S0886-3350(00)00839-7].
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