Research Article
Volume 12 Issue 2 - 2021
Corneal Effects of Small Incision Extracapsular Cataract Extraction Versus Phacoemulsification
Mona Abdel-Kader1* and Wael El-doskey2 and Ayman Fawzy2
1Professor of Ophthalmology, Mansoura Ophthalmic Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
2Lecture of Ophthalmology, Mansoura Ophthalmic Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Mona Abdel-Kader, Professor of Ophthalmology, Mansoura Ophthalmic Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.
Received: September 13, 2020; Published: January 27, 2021


Purpose: To study the safety of small incision extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) and phacoemulsification on the cornea.

Methods: Sixty eyes of sixty patients were included in the study. Stop and chop phacoemulsification was performed in Thirty eyes while small incision extracapsular cataract extraction was performed in the other thirty eyes. All subjects underwent complete ophthalmological examination, nuclear grading, ultrasound, specular microscopy and corneal pachymetry.

Results: There were increase in corneal thickness in both groups. The difference between the two groups was insignificant. The density of endothelial cells decreased postoperative without any significant difference between two groups. Significant and equal endothelial cell losses occur following both studied techniques. Nuclear grade have positive correlation with higher endothelial cell loss. Age, sex and axial length (AL) do not affect endothelial cell loss (ECL).

Conclusion: Stop and chop technique is easier and has earlier postoperative visual recovery than ECCE.

Keywords: Endothelial Cell Loss (ECL); Stop and Chop Technique; Axial Length (AL); Small Incision Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE)


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Citation: Mona Abdel-Kader.., et al. “Corneal Effects of Small Incision Extracapsular Cataract Extraction Versus Phacoemulsification”. EC Ophthalmology 12.2 (2021): 02-14.

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