Nine-point scale preoperatively assesses difficulties, risks of phacoemulsification

November 2009
Ocular Surgery News;11/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 21, p38
Academic Journal
The article discusses research being done on the efficacy of a basic grading system in preoperatively gauging the risks of phacoemulsification. It references a study published in a 2009 issue of the journal "Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging." According to the authors of the study, the basic grading system was created to describe individual cases, expedite the referral of different cases to qualified staff members, inform patients and produce precise data for research. The system is comprised of nine anatomic parameters including orbit and cornea.


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