Preferred cataract surgery practices in Malaysia : a survey based study

Wai, Yong Zheng and Chong, Yong Yuin and Lim, Lik Thai and Chan, Jan Bond and Sudhashini, Chandrasekaran (2023) Preferred cataract surgery practices in Malaysia : a survey based study. BMC Research Notes, 16 (116). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1756-0500

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Background To describe the preferred cataract surgery practices among Malaysian ophthalmologists and medical officers in comparison with the recommended practices. Methods An online questionnaire was sent out in April 2021, to Malaysian Ophthalmologists and medical officers who perform cataract surgeries. The questions were focused on the preferred cataract surgery practices of the participants. All data obtained were collected, tabulated and analysed. Results A total of 173 participants responded to the online questionnaire. 55% of the participants were within 31–40 years of age. 56.1% preferred peristaltic pump over venturi system. 91.3% of participants practised povidone iodine instillation to the conjunctival sac. With regards to the main wound incision, more than half of the surgeons (50.3%) preferred fixed superior incision and 72.3% of them preferred 2.75 mm microkeratome blade. Most of the participants (63%) were inclined towards C-Loop clear intraocular lens (IOL) with a single-handed push preloaded system. 78.6% of the surgeons routinely use carbachol in their cataract surgery. Conclusions This survey provides some insight into the current practices among Malaysian ophthalmologists. Most of the practices are in line with international guidelines for preventing postoperative endophthalmitis. This article could help trainees and ophthalmologists benchmark and observe the common cataract surgery practices among their seniors and peers in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cataract surgery, Phacoemulsification, Cataract surgery practice trend.
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2023 02:28
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2023 02:28

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