Healthcare Issues

Research Article

Study of Postoperative Astigmatism Between Superior and Temporal Clear Corneal Incision in Phacoemulsification

  • By Xiaomeng Wang - 29 Jun 2023
  • Healthcare Issues, Volume: 2, Issue: 1, Pages: 5 - 9
  • Received: March 28, 2023; Accepted: June 16, 2023; Published: June 23, 2023


Introduction: Comparison of amount of surgically induced astigmatism after phacoemulsification with foldable intraocular lens using the superior clear corneal and temporal clear corneal incision.
Materials and Methods: It was hospital based prospective study of 100 patients conducted in Katuri medical college and hospital during the period of December-2020 to July-2021.Patients were divided into Group-A and Group-B randomly who underwent superior and temporal clear corneal approach respectively.
Results: In group A with superior clear corneal incision, the average SIA was 0.99D. and in group B with temporal clear corneal incision, the average SIA was 0.57D
Conclusion: In conclusion temporal clear corneal incision seems to achieve the goal of minimizing surgically induced astigmatism. Temporal clear corneal incision is evidently better than superior clear corneal incision in minimizing surgically induced astigmatism. It is the incision which is more popularly used today as compared to a superior clear corneal incision.