Endocapsular phacoemulsification and aspiration (ECPEA)--recent surgical technique and clinical results.

@article{Hara1989EndocapsularPA,
  title={Endocapsular phacoemulsification and aspiration (ECPEA)--recent surgical technique and clinical results.},
  author={Tsutomu Hara},
  journal={Ophthalmic surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={469-75}
}
We present our most recent technique of endocapsular phacoemulsification and aspiration (ECPEA) and report the results achieved using it in 50 consecutive eyes of 47 patients. Using a bent 0.9-mm Fragmatome tip, we removed relatively hard cataracts through 1.5-mm anterior capsular openings. With an average follow-up period of 12 months, the success rate was 72%. Causes of failure were anterior capsular openings enlarged more than 2.6 mm in nine eyes, and posterior capsular rupture in five eyes… CONTINUE READING

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