versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925
Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.62 no.3 São Paulo jun. 1999
To describe the bimanual irrigation-aspiration technique to remove infantile cataract.
Two groups offive patients each were operated on according to two different surgical techniques. Group 1 was operated on using a Simcoe two-way cannula to aspirate the cortex and in the Group 2 the cortex was aspirated by the bimanual irrigation-aspiration technique. In all cases a PMMA posterior chamber intraocular lens was implanted.
Group 2 presented less inflammatory reaction at the immediate and early postsurgical period, with less corneal edema, less inflammatory anterior chamber reaction and less synechiae formation.
Despite the shortfollow-up and the small rumber of cases, the results suggest that the bimanual irrigation-aspiration technique provides a better cortical removal.
Keywords: Surgical technique; Cataract infantile; Intraocular lens