Modifications in cataract surgery for the morbidly obese patient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe a standing phacoemulsification technique (SPT) with the patient in reverse Trendelenburg position (RTP) as a means of performing surgery in morbidly obese patients. These patients have elevated vitreous pressure, leading to a high rate of posterior capsule rupture and vitreous loss. The SPT with RTP normalizes vitreous pressure, facilitating cataract surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mansour, AM; Al-Dairy, M

Published Date

  • November 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 2265 - 2268

PubMed ID

  • 15519073

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0886-3350

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcrs.2004.02.088


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States