Purpose: o compare the corneal tissue trauma after the use of an automated preloaded injector and a manual injector and assess scanning electron microscope (SEM) and atomic force microscope (AFM) features of both injector cartridges. SETTING: Ophthalmology Clinic and Laboratory of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy; DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical study METHODS: Forty eyes of 40 patients for phacoemulsification were divided into two groups: implantation of intraocular lens was performed with AutonoMe automated delivery system (AutonoMe group: 20 eyes) and Monarch III injector system (Monarch group: 20 eyes). In vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) were performed before surgery, at 1 h, 1 day and 1 month post-operatively. In addition, SEM and AFM were performed on cartridges of both injector systems after injection of the IOL. RESULTS: A greater increase in central corneal thickness and corneal thickness at the incision site were observed in Monarch group versus AutonoMe group 1 h and 1 day post-operatively (p < 0.05). Endothelial cell count loss was significantly higher in Monarch group compared with AutonoMe group (p < 0.05) at 1 and 24 h. AS-OCT showed less endothelial misalignment at 30 days (p < 0.05), and IVCM showed less tunnel inflammation at all time points (p < 0.05) in AutonoMe group compared with Monarch group; roughness analysis at AFM of the AutonoMe cartridge was significantly lower compared to Monarch D cartridge (p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The AutonoMe injector provided less corneal tissue trauma compared with Monarch III injector. The AutonoMe cartridge showed lower roughness at AFM compared to the Monarch D cartridge.

In vivo and in vitro results of an automated preloaded delivery system for IOL implantation in cataract surgery

Mastropasqua L.;Toto L.;D'Ugo E.
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Lanzini M.;Mattei P. A.;Diomede F.;Trubiani O.
2020

Abstract

Purpose: o compare the corneal tissue trauma after the use of an automated preloaded injector and a manual injector and assess scanning electron microscope (SEM) and atomic force microscope (AFM) features of both injector cartridges. SETTING: Ophthalmology Clinic and Laboratory of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy; DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical study METHODS: Forty eyes of 40 patients for phacoemulsification were divided into two groups: implantation of intraocular lens was performed with AutonoMe automated delivery system (AutonoMe group: 20 eyes) and Monarch III injector system (Monarch group: 20 eyes). In vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) were performed before surgery, at 1 h, 1 day and 1 month post-operatively. In addition, SEM and AFM were performed on cartridges of both injector systems after injection of the IOL. RESULTS: A greater increase in central corneal thickness and corneal thickness at the incision site were observed in Monarch group versus AutonoMe group 1 h and 1 day post-operatively (p < 0.05). Endothelial cell count loss was significantly higher in Monarch group compared with AutonoMe group (p < 0.05) at 1 and 24 h. AS-OCT showed less endothelial misalignment at 30 days (p < 0.05), and IVCM showed less tunnel inflammation at all time points (p < 0.05) in AutonoMe group compared with Monarch group; roughness analysis at AFM of the AutonoMe cartridge was significantly lower compared to Monarch D cartridge (p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The AutonoMe injector provided less corneal tissue trauma compared with Monarch III injector. The AutonoMe cartridge showed lower roughness at AFM compared to the Monarch D cartridge.
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