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102. Jahrestagung der DOG

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft e. V.

23. bis 26.09.2004, Berlin

European Multicenter Study on sealed capsule irrigation: 6 months results

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author M. Tetz - Augentagesklinik-Spreebogen, Berlin
  • C.S. Siganos - Vardinoyannion Eye Institute, University of Crete, Heraklion/GR
  • I.G. Pallikaris - Vardinoyannion Eye Institute, University of Crete, Heraklion/GR
  • G. Auffarth - Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Universitäts-Augenklinik, Heidelberg

Evidenzbasierte Medizin - Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. 102. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft. Berlin, 23.-26.09.2004. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2004. Doc04dogFR.13.03

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Published: September 22, 2004

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To evaluate the efficacy of the use of Sealed Capsule Irrigation on PCO reduction after cataract and clear lens extraction surgery.


Four patients (8 eyes) underwent clear lens extraction with acrylic IOL implantation, eleven patients (22 eyes) underwent cataract extraction with hydrophilic IOL implantation and 2 patients (4 eyes) underwent cataract extraction with silicone IOL implantation. Phacoemulsification was performed in all eyes. In a prospective double masked, controlled and randomized manner, sealed capsule irrigation (SCI) with sterile water with the use of the Perfect Capsule Device (Milvella, Epping, Australia) was performed in one eye of each of those 17 patients during surgery, after obtainig a written consent.


The time of surgery with the use of the device was extended by 3-5 minutes, no additional corneal incisions were necessary, and the sealing properties of the device worked perfectly for those 17 eyes. Preliminary results (up to 6 months in most cases) showed a significant reduction in capsule fibrosis and contraction in treated eyes compared to control fellow eyes. All 34 eyes had clear corneas during follow-up.


The SCI system using the Perfect Capsule Device efficiently provided a closed system for irrigation of the posterior capsule with sterile water and preliminary results show a promising effect on PCO reduction.