Comparison of visual outcome in senile cataract after phacoemulsification and manual small incision cataract surgery.

  • Irshad Ahmed Bhutto Isra Postgraduate Institute of Ophthamology, Karachi-Pakistan
  • Irshad Ali Isra Postgraduate Institute of Ophthamology, Karachi-Pakistan
  • Maria Nazish Memon Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro-Pakistan
  • Attaullah Shah Bukhari Khairpur Medical College, Khairpur-Pakistan
  • Ikramuddin Indhar Isra Postgraduate Institute of Ophthamology, Karachi-Pakistan
  • Nasir Ahmed Memon Isra Postgraduate Institute of Ophthamology, Karachi-Pakistan
Keywords: Vision, Cataract, Phacoemulsification.

Abstract

Background: Different surgical treatment options are used to treat cataracts, such as Manual Small Incision Cataract surgery (MSICS) and Phacoemulsification. The present study compares the visual outcomes of phacoemulsification and MSICS in senile cataract patients. 

Methodology: A quasi-experimental study was conducted with 270 patients aged between 50 and 70. Patients diagnosed with senile cataract were included in the study and divided equally into two groups, Group A patients underwent MSICS, and Group B patients underwent Phacoemulsification. Pre-operative visual acuity and Postoperative visual acuity were assessed between the two groups on the 1st day, 1st week, and 1st month.

Results: Significant difference (p=0.001) was observed on 1st day of assessing uncorrected visual acuity among both interventional groups. However, no significant difference was observed in uncorrected visual acuity postoperatively on the 1st week (p=0.093) and 1st month (p=0.266).

Conclusion: Both Phacoemulsification and MSICS are beneficial surgical options to treat senile cataract, with both showing similar efficacy to one another.

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Published
2021-03-31
How to Cite
Bhutto, I., Ali, I., Memon, M., Shah Bukhari, A., Indhar, I., & Memon, N. A. (2021). Comparison of visual outcome in senile cataract after phacoemulsification and manual small incision cataract surgery. International Journal of Endorsing Health Science Research (IJEHSR). https://doi.org/10.29052/IJEHSR.v9.i1.2021.