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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-39

Role of mannitol in cataract surgery


Department of Ophthalmology, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400 012., India

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B T Shah
Department of Ophthalmology, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400 012.
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Hypertonic mannitol solution has been found to be most effec­tive in preventing vitreous loss in cataract surgery due to profound hypotony and detergence of vitreous following intravenous in­fusion. Routine use of mannitol is hence recommended prior to cataract surgery, especially in all one-eyed patients or in cases where there is an increased risk of vitreous disturbances.






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