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Comparison of macular thickness changes after two methods of cataract surgery- the preliminary results of prospective study

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First Author: W.Zbiba TUNISIA

Co Author(s):    E. Bouayed   I. Ammous   A. Baba   M. Korbi         0   0 0   0 0   0 0   0 0

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To determine and compare macular thickness changes after uncomplicated cataract surgery, phacoemulsification versus small incision cataract surgery (SICS), using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT).


Mohamed Tahar Mâamouri Hospital, Department of Ophtalmology, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, Nabeul, Tunisia


Randomized prospective study comprised 60 eyes of healthy patients who underwent uneventful phacoemulsification or small incision cataract surgery performed by the same surgeon. Patients are subdivided into two groups. SD-OCT measurements were performed before and after (week 1 month 1, 2 and 3). The retinal map was divided into 9 areas: central point thickness (CPT), central 1-mm subfield (CSF), and two peripheral ring areas with diameters of 3 and 6 mm. Fellow eyes were used as controls.


In our preliminary results, we noted an increase in the macular with the 2 methods on the postoperative 7, 30, and 60 days. At this course of study, we can't yet statistically compare the macular thickness changes after both methods because the small number of patients included in the study, at this stage.


Optical coherence tomography is a useful, non-invasive diagnostic tool in determining the presence of retinal thickening and intra-retinal cysts very soon after two methods of cataract surgery.

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