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Comparison of old and new methods of cataract removal

Comparison of old and new methods of cataract removal

 

Phacoemulsification
 (new method)

Extracapsular cataract exctraction (old method)

Operational incision

Microincision (up to 3 mm)

Incision 12-15 mm

Limitations to operation
(somatic)

Limited to minimum

Diabetes, hypertensive disease, ischemic heart disease, cardiosclerosis, mental disorders, disordered motor function, age limitations and others

Sutures during operation

No

Big suture on the incision

Removal of sutures

Without sutures

In 3-4 months

Pain

No

Painful

Anesthesia

Drops (epibulbar)

3 injections (blockade)

Operation duration

6-8 minutes

40 minutes

Hospitalization duration

1-2 days also possible on the outpatient basis)

Not less than 7 days

Vision recovery

1-2 days

5-6 months

Full ability to work recovery

7 days

5-6 months

Spectacles correction

No

Compound spectacles (astigmatic)

Complications by anesthesia

No

  • Retrobulbar haematoma (hemorrhage in eye orbit)
  • Injury to optic nerve
  • Perforation of eyeball
  • Hemophthalmia
  • Operational complications

    Limited to minimum

  • Hypertension (rise of intraocular pressure)
  • Expulsive hemorrhage (falling-out of all inner tunics of the eye)
  • Hemorrages
  • Post-operational complications

    Limited to minimum (practically absent)

  • Opening of sutures
  • Cutting of sutures
  • Melting of sutures
  • Infection of sutures
  • Astigmatism badly yielding to correction
  • Time duration for the patient to be examined by the surgeon (including drops and consultations in post-operational period)

    5-10 days

    4-6 months


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