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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 677-679

Push down technique in phacoemulsification without reversal of tarsorrhaphy: A case report

Dr Agarwal's Eye Hospital and Eye Research Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Dhivya Ashok Kumar
Dr Agarwal's Eye Hospital and Eye Research Centre, 222, TTK Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2760_21

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Tarsorrhaphy usually reduces the palpebral aperture width and often requires reversal during cataract surgery and reformation. We present a case of phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation performed without reversal of tarsorrhaphy with the “push down technique” in a patient with cataract with left facial nerve palsy after surgical excision of acoustic neuroma. The phacoemulsification was performed in the small aperture by the push down technique, whereby the eyeball is manipulated by pushing down the phacoemulsification probe and the second instrument. The simple technique prevented an unnecessary additional surgical procedure and facilitated early rehabilitation.

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