Combined phacoemulsification and pars plana vitrectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Combined phacoemulsification and pars plana vitrectomy were performed in eight eyes with cataract and vitreoretinal disease. Six eyes had tractional retinal detachment and/or nonclearing vitreous hemorrhage, one eye had a retained metallic intraocular foreign body, and one eye had a traumatic retinal detachment. In six eyes, a posterior chamber lens implant was placed in the capsular bag. Postoperative visual acuity improved in each case and ranged between 20/15 and 6/200. There were no perioperative complications, and the posterior chamber lens implant appeared well tolerated during an average follow-up interval of 8 months (range, 3 to 30 months). This technique allows endocapsular fixation of a posterior chamber lens and provides rapid visual rehabilitation with a single operation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Koenig, SB; Han, DP; Mieler, WF; Abrams, GW; Jaffe, GJ; Burton, TC

Published Date

  • March 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 362 - 364

PubMed ID

  • 2310335

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1990.01070050060031


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States