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Title: Phacoemulsification considerations in nonhuman primates
Authors: Leiva, Marta M.
Peña, Teresa M.
Bayón, Alejandro
De León Vera, Mónica 
Morales Fariña, Inmaculada 
UNESCO Clasification: 310910 Cirugía
240121 Primates
Keywords: Intraocular-Lens Power
Cataract-Extraction
Bilateral Phacoemulsification
Aspiration
Electroretinography, et al
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: 0047-2565
Journal: Journal of Medical Primatology 
Abstract: Purpose To describe the pre-surgical, surgical, and post-surgical considerations for phacoemulsification in non-human primates. Methods Records of non-human primates that underwent phacoemulsification by the Ophthalmology Services of FHCV-UAB and HCV-UM, between 2003 and 2009 were reviewed. Results Five primates were represented: one gorilla, one chimpanzee, one pygmy marmoset, one orangutan, and one chacma baboon. Three were males and two females, of a median age of 16.8 years. Four primates presented bilateral cataracts and one unilateral (n = 9 eyes). Cataracts were immature in two eyes, mature in four and hypermature in 3. One-handed phacoemulsification was used in seven eyes and a two-handed technique in 2. Intraocular lenses (IOLs), with optic powers between +19.0 and +21.5D, were implanted in the four large-sized primates. All the primates were more active and social after the surgery. Conclusion Phacoemulsification in non-human primates is highly successful and associated with an overall good visual outcome. Nevertheless, specific considerations should be applied in these species.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/45652
ISSN: 0047-2565
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0684.2012.00562.x
Source: Journal of Medical Primatology [ISSN 0047-2565], v. 41, p. 317-324
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