Routine use of topical anesthesia with phaco appears to be safe

Hoffman, Richard S.
June 2007
Ophthalmology Times;6/15/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p38
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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.


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