Materials in Vitreous Seen in About Half of Phaco Cases

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Materials in Vitreous Seen in About Half of Phaco Cases
Materials in Vitreous Seen in About Half of Phaco Cases

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Materials in the vitreous (MIV) are identified in approximately half of phacoemulsification cataract surgery (phaco) cases, in Berger's space or the anterior vitreous (AV), according to a study published online June 17 in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.

Andrew W. Kam, from the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, and colleagues conducted a prospective observational study involving 767 consecutive phaco cases to identify and classify MIV.

The researchers observed MIV in 50.3 percent of cases (386 eyes), either in Berger's space or the AV. Most MIV was suspected to be lens material (46.5 percent of all cases). In 9.8 and 1.7 percent of cases, respectively, pigment and ophthalmic viscoelastic devices were seen in the AV. Positive predictors for the presence of MIV included higher nuclear sclerosis grade, male gender, and older age. The MIV was identified as lens material in histological assessment with light microscopy and birefringence techniques.

"MIV were seen in 50.3 percent of phaco cases," the authors write. "It has been histologically demonstrated that lens materials can be introduced into the AV during phaco."

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

Pediatricians Should Provide Sexual Health Care Services

Pediatricians Should Provide Sexual Health Care Services

Office visits present opportunity to provide comprehensive education and health care services

Guidelines Updated for Infection Prevention in Pediatrics

Guidelines Updated for Infection Prevention in Pediatrics

Update focused on key principles of infection prevention, control relevant to ambulatory patients

2003 to 2014 Saw Drop in Urinary Arsenic in Public Water Users

2003 to 2014 Saw Drop in Urinary Arsenic ...

Reduction occurred after implementation of EPA's maximum contaminant level for arsenic

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »