Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

Loren S. Seery

Department of Ophthalmology, Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute, Chehalis, United States

  • Research Article   
    Superior Mini Scleral Tunnel Approach for Cataract Surgery and Its Association with Endophthalmitis
    Author(s): John A. Musser, Ryan T. Wallace, Loren S. Seery, Tara E. Hahn and Craig J. Chaya*

    Objective: Analyze 145,088 patients who received superior Mini Scleral Tunnel Incision (MSTI) phacoemulsification cataract surgery and their associated endophthalmitis incidence via a chart query methodology. Methods: The electronic medical record of a single private practice with 6 surgical center locations was queried from 2013-2018 for all patients who received superior MSTI cataract phacoemulsification. Pre and post-surgery protocols were standardized across the six care delivery sites. Infection prevention included pre-operative 5% betadine application and post-operative topical antibiotics. The number of patients that developed cataract surgery-associated endophthalmitis, anterior/posterior capsular rupture, need for clear corneal/pars plana anterior vitrectomy, capsular stain usage and zonular pathology findings were .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9570.22.13.934

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