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IAPB Essential List: Cataract Surgery

The IAPB Essential Equipment for Cataract Surgery has been put together to help tackle Cataract; a major cause of treatable blindness.

This list contains a limited range of adequate supplies of essential items to perform high quality surgery. It offers suggestions for Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE), Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) and Phacoemulsification procedures.

Quantities have been calculated for 1000 cataract cases per annum at a base hospital, and can be adjusted for different caseloads.