Role of mannitol in cataract surgery
BT Shah, BT Maskati
Department of Ophthalmology, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400 012., India
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.
B T Shah
Department of Ophthalmology, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400 012.
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Shah B T, Maskati B T. Role of mannitol in cataract surgery.J Postgrad Med 1978;24:32-39
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Shah B T, Maskati B T. Role of mannitol in cataract surgery. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1978 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];24:32-39
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