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Simultaneous bilateral versus sequential bilateral cataract surgery Helsinki Simultaneous Bilateral Cataract Surgery Study Report 1.
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PMID:  21497049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the refractive outcomes, complication rates, and changes in patients' functional state and satisfaction with simultaneous compared with sequential bilateral cataract surgery. SETTING: Helsinki University Eye Hospital, Helsinki, Finland. DESIGN: Clinical trial. METHODS: Consecutive patients scheduled for bilateral cataract surgery were enrolled based on appropriate inclusion criteria and randomized to be operated on in 1 session (study group) or sequentially (control group) 4 to 6 weeks apart. RESULTS: Four hundred ninety-one (94.4%) of the 520 patients completed the study. Of the eyes, 493 (247 patients) had bilateral surgery in 1 session and 506 (257 patients) in separate sessions. In the study group, 240 patients (96.0%) were treated per protocol. In the control group, 250 patients (97.3%) were treated per protocol. The refraction was within ±0.50 diopter (D) of the target in 67.2% of eyes in the study group and 69.2% of eyes in the control group and within ±1.00 D in 91.0% and 90.3%, respectively (P=.92). The only complication that affected postoperative visual acuity was chronic cystoid macular edema, which occurred in 1 eye in the study group (0.2%) and in 2 eyes (0.4%) of 1 patient in the control group (P=.57). Ninety-five percent of patients in both groups reported being very satisfied with surgery. CONCLUSION: The refractive outcomes, rates of complications, and patient-rated satisfaction were similar whether bilateral cataract surgery was performed simultaneously or sequentially. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.
Anna-Ulrika Sarikkola; Risto J Uusitalo; Timo Hellstedt; Sirje-Linda Ess; Tiina Leivo; Tero Kivelä
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4502     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604171     Medline TA:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
From the Anterior Segment Surgery Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.
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