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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-121

Small-incision cataract surgery in a case of cervicothoracic kyphosis: A surgical challenge


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmolgy and Pediatric Ophthalmmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Squint, Neuro-Ophthalmolgy and Pediatric Ophthalmmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. A Anuradha
Department of Squint, Neuro-Ophthalmolgy and Pediatric Ophthalmmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Egmore, Chennai - 600 008, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_15_20

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Positioning of patient and adjusting the microscope to achieve adequate field of view is crucial for a comfortable cataract surgery. When there are hindrances to such an ideal positioning, several strategies have to be adopted to facilitate the surgery. Kyphosis, characterized by excessive curvature of the thoracic spine is one such condition. This case report illustrates an elderly male presenting with severe visual impairment and circumstances making surgery inevitable. The emphasis is to understand the ingenuine measures to be taken to tackle the challenges faced in such a scenario.


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