J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 54(1); 2013 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2013;54(1):60-64.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2013.54.1.60    Published online January 15, 2013.
The Effects of Conjunctival Shield on Pain Alleviation During Cataract Surgery in Conjunctivochalasis Patients.
Hae Won Seo, Suk Kyue Choi, Do Hyung Lee, Jin Hyoung Kim
1Department of Ophthalmology, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Ilsan, Korea. jhk0924@hanmail.net
2Chungju St. Mary Eye Center, Cheongju, Korea.
결막이완증 환자에서 백내장 수술 중 통증 경감을 위한 결막 보호막의 효과
서해원1⋅최석규2⋅이도형1⋅김진형1
Department of Ophthalmology, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine1, Ilsan, Korea
Chungju St. Mary Eye Center2, Cheongju, Korea
Abstract
PURPOSE
To evaluate the effect of conjunctival shield on pain alleviation during cataract surgery in conjunctivochalasis patients for conjunctiva drawn into speculum suction holes during cataract surgery. METHODS: Forty patients with conjunctivochalasis undergoing cataract surgery using un aspirating speculum were evaluated in the present study. A thin piece of surgical wipe (conjunctival shield) was inserted between the lid and bulbar conjunctiva to shield the conjunctiva from the suction hole and thereby prevent it from being sucked into the hole. Additionally, patients were asked to rank pain following speculum placement both before and after conjunctiva shield insertion by visual analogue scale. RESULTS: The pain scores were 2.50 +/- 0.78 points before conjunctival shield insertion, and 1.25 +/- 0.66 points after conjunctival shield insertion, which was a significant decrease (p = 0.01). In addition, the results showed a 70% reduction in pain following shield insertion. CONCLUSIONS: Conjunctivochalasis causes pain during cataract surgery when using an aspirating speculum. The conjunctival shield insertion is a safe and simple method for pain-free cataract surgery in conjunctivochalasis patients.
Key Words: Cataract surgery;Conjunctivochalasis;Pain control


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