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Phacoemulsification Summary

Description: A procedure for removal of the crystalline lens in cataract surgery in which an anterior capsulectomy is performed by means of a needle inserted through a small incision at the temporal limbus, allowing the lens contents to fall through the dilated pupil into the anterior chamber where they are broken up by the use of ultrasound and aspirated out of the eye through the incision. The small incision allows the surgeon to use very few or even no stitches to close the tiny wound. There is usually no need for hospitalization and patients may resume most activities within days. (Cline, et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed & In Focus 1993;1(1):1)

Also Known As: Phacoemulsifications

Networked: 3376 relevant articles (255 outcomes, 423 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Phacoemulsification is Relevant

  1. Cataract (Cataracts) : 165 outcomes 271 studies in 2091 results
  2. Glaucoma : 36 outcomes 28 studies in 289 results
  3. Inflammation : 17 outcomes 14 studies in 98 results
  4. Astigmatism : 12 outcomes 22 studies in 201 results
  5. Macular Edema : 12 outcomes 20 studies in 83 results
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Drugs Related to Phacoemulsification

  1. Dexamethasone (Maxidex)
  2. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
  3. Trypan Blue
  4. bevacizumab
  5. Triamcinolone Acetonide (Azmacort)
  6. Ketorolac
  7. Mitomycin (Mitomycin-C)
  8. Diclofenac (SR 38)
  9. Ophthalmic Solutions (Eye Drops)
  10. Ketorolac Tromethamine (Acular)
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Therapies Related to Phacoemulsification

  1. Intraocular Lens Implantation
  2. Intraocular Lenses (Intraocular Lens)
  3. Vitrectomy
  4. Trabeculectomy (Trabeculoplasty)
  5. Vitreoretinal Surgery
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