New phacoemulsification technology may make cataract procedures safer
A combination of the new Intrepid Hybrid tip and Active Sentry handpiece may help make cataract procedures safer due to surge prevention mechanisms and a specialized tip design, according to a new study, whose author suggested the combination may be especially beneficial for especially residents in training.
The study evaluated the safety and efficacy of the new tip and handpiece combination compared to the Intrepid Balanced tip and Centurion Ozil handpiece.
Group 1 consisted of use of Active Sentry handpiece plus Intrepid Hybrid tip in 86 eyes and Group 2 consisted of Centurion Ozil handpiece plus Intrepid Balanced tip in 82 eyes.
Cumulative dissipated energy and torsional amplitude measured in Group 1 was significantly lower than those of Group 2 (8.8 ± 3.9 vs 10.4 ± 4.2; 51.2 ± 13.3 vs 65.2 ± 9.3, respectively).
In Group 2, posterior capsule rupture occurred in 2 eyes and iris damage in 1 eye; there were no complications were observed in group 1. At 1 month, mean endothelial cell count and central corneal thickness wee similar between the groups.
Sabur H, Unsal U. The efficacy and safety profile of cataract procedures performed with a sensor-embedded handpiece and a new hybrid phaco tip. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2022;11206721221084764. doi: 10.1177/11206721221084764. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35229694.
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