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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 157-160

Sutureless large incision cataract extraction: Indications and results from two teaching hospital eye departments in the United Kingdom

1 Singleton Hospital, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, Swansea, United Kingdom
2 Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
3 Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

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Mohammad I Khan
Department of Ophthalmology, Singleton Hospital, ABM university hospital NHS Trust, Sketty Lane, Swansea, SA2 8QA
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.106095

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Objective: To highlight the role of Sutureless Large Incision Cataract Extraction (SLICE) in the United Kingdom for the treatment of cataracts at high risk for intra- or postoperative complications. Setting: Two University Hospitals in the United Kingdom Materials and Methods: Retrospective case note review of planned SLICE performed over a 12-month period. Results: SLICE was performed on 11 eyes of 11 patients (mean age, 79 years) having preoperative vision of hand motions (10 eyes) with very dense or mobile cataracts and high risk for phacoemulsification. Mean follow up was 12 weeks, with no operative or postoperative complications. Nine patients (without ocular or systemic comorbidity) achieved best corrected vision of 0.3 LogMAR (20/40) or better. Conclusions: SLICE is safe and effective for dense or mobile cataracts and can play a role in patients where conventional phacoemulsification carries higher risks of complications.

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