Post Operative Care in Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery

  • Aravind Roy
  • Prashant GargEmail author


Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) is a variant of extracapsular cataract surgery (ECCE), the important differences being construction of a self-sealing scleral tunnel wound, capsulorhexis, in-toto prolapse of nucleus through capsulorhexis into anterior chamber, and delivering it out of the eye in a closed chamber state. The surgical steps require considerable manual dexterity. Like any other surgical procedure, MSICS is also associated with complications and some of these are unique to this surgical procedure. A good understanding of these complications and management will go a long way in ensuring vision restoration in these patients. In this chapter we will be discussing medical therapy including pre-, peri-, and postoperative care of patients undergoing MSICS as well as complications and their management.


Anterior Chamber Cataract Surgery Povidone Iodine Vitreous Hemorrhage Suture Removal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cornea and Anterior Segment ServicesKode Venkatadri Chowdary Campus, L V Prasad Eye InstituteTadigadapa, VijayawadaIndia
  2. 2.Cornea and Anterior Segment ServicesKallam Anji Reddy Campus, L V Prasad Eye InstituteBanjara HillsIndia

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