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August 1, 2012

New paper by HCP Advisory Board member published in Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Dr. Chang

Dr. Chang

A paper co-written by HCP Advisory Board member Dr. David Chang has been published in the August edition of Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

The purpose of the paper was to analyze the rate of intraoperative complications, reoperations, and endophthalmitis with phacoemulsification, manual small-incision cataract surgery (SICS), and large-incision extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE). The setting for the study was Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India.

“Dr. Haripriya and I believe that this large retrospective study should help end the debate about the appropriateness of teaching M-SICS as a first procedure to newly training cataract surgeons in the developing world. We are glad that we can finally share the study and conclusions with you, and we hope that this will help bolster the widening support within ophthalmology for this approach that we all advocate. Needless to say, the surgical outcomes at Aravind are truly amazing. To document lower endophthalmitis and capsular rupture rates than most published series with this patient population, while including all trainee surgeons is a spectacular achievement. Proudly, Tilganga is one of the few institutions in this same league.”   —Dr. David Chang

Download the paper here [PDF, 231Kb].