Can Patient Cooperation During Biometry Be A Predictor of The Type of Anesthesia For Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery

  • Hussnain Abbas Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Abdul Rauf Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Shahid Hamid Combined Military Hospital Panu Aqil/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Shagufta Perveen Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Irshad Hussain Combined Military Hospital Panu Aqil/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Shahid Armed Forces Institute of Opthamology/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Biometry, Cataract surgery, Patient cooperation, Phacoemulsification surgery

Abstract

Objective: To assess any association between the cooperation of patients during biometry and cataract surgery by phacoemulsification in order to predict the type of anesthesia for the subject surgery.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Eye Department, Combined Military Hospital, Multan Pakistan, from Jan to Dec 2019.

Methodology: A total of 332 patients requiring cataract surgery by phacoemulsification were recruited from the Eye department of Combined Military Hospital Multan. Patient cooperation level was measured during A-scan biometry. The cooperation level of same patient, assessed during biometry was used to plan the type of anesthesia to be administered during cataract surgery by phacoemulsification.

Results: There were 209 male and 122 female patients with the mean age of 65.14 ± 0.57 years. A significant association was found between the cooperation of patient during biometry and cataract surgery by phacoemulsification appointments (p=0.02). A significant proportion of the patients 162 (81.4%) maintained their good cooperation during surgery. Out of the 133 patients, exhibiting poor cooperation during biometry procedure, 88 (66.3%) showed an improvement in their status by having good cooperation in surgery procedure.

Conclusion: In the light of favorable clinical observation, the cooperation of the patients at the biometry procedure may be considered as a significant predictor of the type of anesthesia to be administered during cataract surgery by phacoemulsification.

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Published
2022-02-28
How to Cite
Abbas, H., Rauf, A., Hamid, S., Perveen, S., Hussain, I., & Shahid, M. (2022). Can Patient Cooperation During Biometry Be A Predictor of The Type of Anesthesia For Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 72(1), 119-22. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i1.5516
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