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Purpose: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic national lockdown in South India, a tertiary eye care center in South India sought to investigate the evolving trends in cataract morphology. Methods A retrospective review of a tertiary eye care center in Andhra Pradesh, South India, which treated 1724 patients who underwent cataract surgery at our center during April 2019-July 2020 and April 2020-July 2020. Factors that were investigated included preoperative lens quality, related phacodonesis or subluxation, pupil size, other eye lens type, associated retinal problems, glaucoma, and surgical complications. During lockdown, the percentage of small-incision cataract surgery decreased dramatically, as compared to last year, although the number of phacoemulsification increased sharply during lockdown. During the lockdown, a significantly higher number of eyes with small pupils and links with retinal pathology were both present.
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