TITLE

Routine use of topical anesthesia with phaco appears to be safe

AUTHOR(S)
Hoffman, Richard S.
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Ophthalmology Times;6/15/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the effectiveness of the routine use of topical anesthesia used for patients of cataract surgery. Matteo Piovella, director at Centro Microchirurgia Ambulatoriale in Monza, Italy said that the routine use of anesthesia is safe since it induces annual endothelial cell count reductions. He added that the duration of surgery, phacoemulsification time, and choice of viscoelastic are important factors to be considered that may affect the count.
ACCESSION #
25685811

 

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