Kevin T Lavery

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Square scleral corneal, square clear corneal, and rectangular clear corneal incisions were constructed in six cadaver eyes that had no previous intraocular surgery. The 3.2 mm or smaller wounds had sutureless closures. To determine their relative abilities to resist leakage and iris prolapse, eyes were tested at external pressures of up to 525 pounds per(More)
We evaluated the strength of various incisions used in cataract surgery in cadaver eyes. Fluid was forced into the eye through a paracentesis incision and measured via a second paracentesis incision connected to a pressure transducer. In four eyes with the limbal, two-step procedure and radial sutures, leakage from the wound was seen at 100 mm Hg to 120 mm(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether there is a difference in the healing process between incisions that begin in avascular region and those that begin in vascular region. SETTING Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, Michigan USA. METHODS/MATERIALS Feline evaluations were conducted at two sites (one evaluation at(More)
BACKGROUND Situations arise in which the surgical repair or revision of filtering blebs is either technically impossible or inadequate, and total reconstruction becomes necessary. This is most frequently encountered in eyes that have undergone multiple procedures, resulting in significant bulbar conjunctival scarring and episcleral fibrosis. METHODS To(More)
PURPOSE To determine and model the relationships between phacoemulsification conditions and viscoelastic agents that result in thermal wound injury. SETTING Animal laboratory, Irvine, California, USA. METHODS Mechanical and animal models, various wound sizes, phacoemulsification tips, and dispersive and cohesive viscoelastic agents were evaluated.(More)
Three different clear corneal square incisions--beveled (or paracentesis), stepped, and hinged--were studied in a cadaver eye model to determine whether a critical width existed for each incision type at which resistance to external pressure changed substantially, given identical tunnel length (1.75 mm to 2.00 mm) for each incision. As a comparison, the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a single-piece hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL; enVista model MX60; Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY, USA) when used to correct aphakia following cataract extraction in adults. METHODS This was a prospective case series (NCT01230060) conducted in private practices in the US. Eligible subjects were(More)
We constructed scleral tunnel wounds with internal corneal lips and sutureless closures in ten cadaver eyes without previous intraocular surgery. Each wound differed in width, total incision length, and internal corneal lip size. At a low and high range of initial intraocular pressure (IOP, 10 to 15 mm Hg or 20 to 25 mm Hg), we compared the wounds'(More)
PURPOSE To assess the incidence of pigment precipitates and potential association with glaucoma, diabetes, and/or intraocular lens (IOL) optic center thickness in patients having small incision cataract surgery and foldable IOL implantation. SETTING Eye Care Physicians of Michigan, Jackson, Michigan, USA. METHODS A retrospective data analysis was(More)
We studied 40 eyes from patients with pre-existing corneal endothelial cell dystrophy (endothelial cell counts of less than or equal to 1,200/mm2) to assess whether the scleral tunnel incision with internal corneal lip and phacoemulsification in situ procedure affected the cornea. Identification of endothelial cell dystrophy by measuring preoperative(More)