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Rajesh Sinha, Shveta Jindal Bali, Chandrashekhar Kumar, Himanshu Shekhar, Namrata Sharma, Jeewan S Titiyal, Rasik B Vajpayee
PURPOSE: To report the feasibility and outcome of lens aspiration, and Fugo blade-assisted capsulotomy and anterior vitrectomy in eyes with anterior persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case series, 10 eyes of 10 patients with anterior PHPV underwent lens aspiration. The vascularized posterior capsule was cut with a Fugo blade (plasma knife) and removed with a vitrector. A foldable posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) was implanted in eight eyes and the outcomes were evaluated...
July 2013: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
Sudarshan Khokhar, Lalit Kumar Tejwani, Gaurav Kumar, Rakhi Kushmesh
Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV) is a congenital anomaly in which the hyaloid vasculature persists beyond fetal life. In cases in which cataract is associated with PHPV, intraoperative bleeding is a potential complication during cataract surgery. The pars plana approach along with endocoagulation has been used in such cases. We describe an alternative approach using a Fugo plasma blade via an anterior route. This approach provides better control over the posterior capsulotomy along with minimal traction over the retina and, most important, hemostasis during surgery...
August 2011: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Brian A Francis, Kuldev Singh, Shan C Lin, Elizabeth Hodapp, Henry D Jampel, John R Samples, Scott D Smith
OBJECTIVE: To review the published literature and summarize clinically relevant information about novel, or emerging, surgical techniques for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and to describe the devices and procedures in proper context of the appropriate patient population, theoretic effects, advantages, and disadvantages. DESIGN: Devices and procedures that have US Food and Drug Administration clearance or are currently in phase III clinical trials in the United States are included: the Fugo blade (Medisurg Ltd...
July 2011: Ophthalmology
S G Toropygin, L K Moshetova
The review gives information on the anatomy and functions of the lenticular capsule, the evolution of development, and current techniques of capsulotomy (capsulectomy) in the surgery of cataract. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of anterior continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis, Kloeti radiofrequency bipolar capsulotomy, vitrectorhexis, Fugo plasma blade, and other anterior lenticular capsule opening techniques.
March 2010: Vestnik Oftalmologii
John S Graham, Travis W Gerlach, Thomas P Logan, James P Bonar, Richard J Fugo, Robyn B Lee, Matthew A Coatsworth
OBJECTIVE: Chemical warfare agents are potential threats to military personnel and civilians. The potential for associated traumatic injuries is significant. Damage control surgery could expose medical personnel to agents contaminating the wounds. The objectives of this study were to demonstrate efficacy of surgical decontamination and assess exposure risk to attending personnel. METHODS: Weanling pigs were randomly assigned to 2 of 4 debridement tools (scalpel, Bovie knife, Fugo Blade, and Versajet Hydrosurgery System)...
2008: Eplasty
C Thomas Dow, Guillermo deVenecia
This article describes plasma blade transciliary filtration for the surgical management of glaucoma in an indigent population. The procedure was found to be safe, effective and straightforward.
2008: Annals of Ophthalmology
Dharmendra Singh, Rajendra Bundela, Archita Agarwal, H K Bist, S K Satsangi
Sixteen eyes with absolute glaucoma were treated and followed up for a minimum of six months. Goniotomy ab interno using the Fugo Blade was found to be a safe alternative to conventional trabeculectomy, which safely and effectively reduced intraocular pressure in more than 80% of cases.
2006: Annals of Ophthalmology
Vasileios Peponis, Pinchas Rosenberg, Satya V Reddy, Joshua B Herz, Herbert E Kaufman
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of the Fugo Blade in cutting corneal tissue in animals, both in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: Corneal incisions were made on pig eyes using the Fugo Blade. The histologic characteristics of these cuts were then evaluated. Similar cuts were also performed in rabbit corneas in vivo and compared with cuts performed with mechanical blades. The rabbits were euthanized, and the corneas were obtained for histopathologic examination 14 days after surgery...
February 2006: Cornea
M Edward Wilson
PURPOSE: To describe and analyze pediatric anterior capsulotomy techniques and make recommendations. METHODS: Five anterior capsulotomy techniques were compared using a porcine model. Extensibility was measured by calculating the mean stretch-to-rupture circumference of each capsulotomy (20 eyes per technique) as a percentage of its circumference at rest. Edge characteristics were reviewed using scanning electron microscopy. A 10-year review of consecutive pediatric cataract surgeries performed by the author focused on the anterior capsulotomy results...
2004: Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society
Andrea M Izak, Liliana Werner, Suresh K Pandey, David J Apple, Milan G J Izak
PURPOSE: To compare the quality of the edges of anterior capsulotomies performed in porcine eyes using 3 different techniques. SETTING: David J. Apple, MD Laboratories for Ophthalmic Devices Research, John A. Moran Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. METHODS: Four porcine eyes were submitted to the center in 10% neutral buffered formalin. The cornea of the eyes had been removed, and a continuous capsulotomy had been performed in each eye using the Fugo plasma blade...
December 2004: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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