Visual Rehabilitation after Phacoemulsification with Rigid Intraocular Lens Implantation at Tertiary Care Hospital-Jamshoro

  • Mona Liza Mahesar Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro Pakistan
  • Numan Ahmed Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro Pakistan
  • Asadullah Jatoi Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro Pakistan
  • Ashok Kumar Nasrani Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro Pakistan
Keywords: Cataracts, Phacoemulsification, Rigid intraocular lens (IOL), Visual rehabilitation

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the visual rehabilitation after phacoemulsification with rigid intraocular lens implantation.

Study Design: Prospective longitudinal study.

Place and Duration of Study: Institute of Ophthalmology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro Pakistan, from Jul to Dec 2020.

Methodology: Ninety-four subjects diagnosed with unilateral cataracts were evaluated completely. Subjects with any other ocular disease were excluded from the study. Pre-operative and post-operative, surgical and visual outcomes along with follow-up of 4 weeks and 12 weeks best-corrected visual acuity, were recorded.

Results: The mean age of study participants was 61.77±7.34 years. Post-operative complications were evaluated within one week of surgery. 22(23.4%) subjects showed striate keratopathy, 2(2.1%) indicated bullous keratopathy, and 7(7.4%) reported residual lens matter as a complication. The difference between good visual outcomes was 33(35.1%) within eight weeks (4th week till 12th week); similarly, the difference between satisfactory visual outcomes was 22(23.4%). The visual outcomes improved more than two folds after phacoemulsification with a rigid intraocular lens.

Conclusion: The foldable intraocular lens is comparatively expensive and unaffordable for many patients in developing countries. Rigid IOL with phacoemulsification is a cost-effective method to remove cataracts and restore patient visual acuity.Accurate diagnosis, evaluation, and surgeon’s experience are important factors in achieving the required results.

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Published
2022-11-07
How to Cite
Mahesar, M., Ahmed, N., Jatoi, A., & Nasrani, A. (2022). Visual Rehabilitation after Phacoemulsification with Rigid Intraocular Lens Implantation at Tertiary Care Hospital-Jamshoro. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 72(5), 1766-69. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i5.7257
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