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Phacoemulsification in the standing position with loupe magnification and headlamp illumination.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8064616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient who could not recline from the seated position because of myotonic dystrophy and advanced interstitial lung disease presented to the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology Inpatient Consultation Service complaining of poor vision in both eyes as a result of corticosteroid-induced cataracts. We performed phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation in the standing position using magnifying loupes and fiber optic headlamp illumination. The excellent red reflex provided by the coaxial headlamp and the surgical control provided by bracing the operating hand against the cheek made this approach a viable option for this severely compromised patient. We discuss the surgical technique and its limitations.
S Rimmer; K M Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0886-3350     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-22     Completed Date:  1994-09-22     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604171     Medline TA:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Cataract Extraction / methods*
Fiber Optic Technology
Lenses, Intraocular*
Myotonic Dystrophy / complications
Optical Fibers
Optics and Photonics
Sensory Aids
Visual Acuity
Comment In:
J Cataract Refract Surg. 1995 Jul;21(4):364   [PMID:  8523272 ]
J Cataract Refract Surg. 1995 Mar;21(2):111   [PMID:  7791042 ]

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