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M B Alhassan, F Kyari, I B Achi, C P Ozemela, A Abiose

Audit of outcome of an extracapsular cataract extraction and posterior chamber intraocular lens training course

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Abstract/Introduction

Background: A training course for cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation was organised in April 1997 at the National Eye Centre, Kaduna, Nigeria. Operations were performed by six Nigerian consultant ophthalmologists under the supervision of two surgeons from Aravind Eye Hospital, India.

Methods: A total of 175 eyes with uncomplicated cataracts were operated on after careful selection. All but six patients had extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber intraocular lens insertion during the training programme.


Conclusion/Results

Results: The mean age of the patients at operation was 54. 2 years. One hundred and forty five of the operated eyes (85.8%) were blind before surgery of which six (3.6%) remained blind postoperatively. An uncorrected visual acuity of 6/60 or better was achieved in 87.3% eyes after surgery. Forty one patients (24.3%) were blind before surgery, two of whom (1.2%) remained blind afterwards. The most common intraoperative complication was posterior capsular rent which occurred in 10 eyes (5.7%); striate keratopathy/corneal oedema and cortical remnant were the most common immediate postoperative complications, occurring in 44.6% and 8.0%, respectively.

Conclusion: With adequate surgical skills, extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation offers good visual rehabilitation even under training conditions.


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My eight year old daughter was terrified to go to the eye doctor for fear of her eyes being dilated. The doctor was SO KID friendly! He immediately made her comfortable by engaging her in conversation. It was a geat experience.


Joya B.

Dr. Garbus spent an amazing amount of time to solve my very complicated visual problems. Over the years he has continually achieved results beyond what others felt possible. He is always up to date on the latest science. He is great!


Dolores K.

Family Vision Care Valencia makes it so easy. Staff is knows what they are doing and Dr. Garbus is thorough and kept me well informed during the exam.


Kristy B.

I have been coming to Family Vision Center for almost 20 years. Dr. Garbus has been able to help my vision when other doctors could not. Now my kids see him as well. I highly recommend this office!


Autumn C.

The Doctor is very good. I felt on this visit he seemed rushed. I had questions to ask him but he was already with another patient. I still do not know if my eyes are the same , worse, or better.


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