Citation:Leon P,Umari I,Mangogna A,Zanei A,Tognetto D.An evaluation of intraoperative and postoperative outcomes of torsional mode versus longitudinal ultrasound mode phacoemulsification: a Meta-analysis.Int J Ophthalmol 2016;9(6):890-897,doi:10.18240/ijo.2016.06.18
An evaluation of intraoperative and postoperative outcomes of torsional mode versus longitudinal ultrasound mode phacoemulsification: a Meta-analysis
Received:November 12, 2014  Revised:August 18, 2015
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DOI:10.18240/ijo.2016.06.18
Key Words:conventional (longitudinal) phacoemulsification  phacoemulsification  torsional phacoemulsification
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Pia Leon University Eye Clinic of Trieste, Ospedale Maggiore, Trieste 34125, Italy
Ingrid Umari University Eye Clinic of Trieste, Ospedale Maggiore, Trieste 34125, Italy
Alessandro Mangogna Department of Medicine, Surgery and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste 34149, Italy
Andrea Zanei University Eye Clinic of Trieste, Ospedale Maggiore, Trieste 34125, Italy
Daniele Tognetto University Eye Clinic of Trieste, Ospedale Maggiore, Trieste 34125, Italy
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Abstract:
      AIM: To evaluate and compare the intraoperative parameters and postoperative outcomes of torsional mode and longitudinal mode of phacoemulsification.

    METHODS: Pertinent studies were identified by a computerized MEDLINE search from January 2002 to September 2013. The Meta-analysis is composed of two parts. In the first part the intraoperative parameters were considered: ultrasound time (UST) and cumulative dissipated energy (CDE). The intraoperative values were also distinctly considered for two categories (moderate and hard cataract group) depending on the nuclear opacity grade. In the second part of the study the postoperative outcomes as the best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and the endothelial cell loss (ECL) were taken in consideration.

    RESULTS: The UST and CDE values proved statistically significant in support of torsional mode for both moderate and hard cataract group. The analysis of BCVA did not present statistically significant difference between the two surgical modalities. The ECL count was statistically significant in support of torsional mode (P<0.001).

    CONCLUSION: The Meta-analysis shows the superiority of the torsional mode for intraoperative parameters (UST, CDE) and postoperative ECL outcomes.

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