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Irrigation/Aspiration

  • Rajen Gupta
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Abstract

Irrigation/aspiration (often orally abbreviated to IA) is the application of fluid irrigation to maintain the anterior chamber, combined with surgeon-controlled aspiration to remove unwanted anterior chamber material. The two key materials that require removal include residual cortical soft lens material (SLM) and viscoelastic. Irrigation/aspiration can be performed manually using a Simcoe cannula, bimanually (using separate fluid irrigation and aspiration instruments), or using coaxial IA (a single instrument that allows fluid irrigation and aspiration via separate ports).

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajen Gupta
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  1. 1.Newcastle Eye Centre Royal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle upon TyneUK

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