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    Experience with a preassembled silicone I/A tip during cataract surgery

    Using a silicone I/A tip system may help to reduce capsular complications

     

    Study findings

    The superiority of a silicone versus a metal I/A tip was demonstrated in a retrospective study undertaken at the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, USA. All cataract surgeries performed between September 2000 and February 2004 were evaluated.

    In total, 1,072 cases were performed using a metal I/A tip. In this group, there were 13 cases of vitreous loss (rate of 1.2%). In the 805 cases performed using a silicone I/A tip, there was only one case of vitreous loss (rate of 0.1%)1.

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