Cataract surgery in the setting of severe pathologic myopia with high axial length: Use of pars plana lensectomy and vitrectomy

Daniel Gologorsky, Harry W. Flynn

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Cataract surgery in patients with pathologic myopia and high axial length can be challenging for a variety of reasons, including imprecise intraocular lens calculations in eyes with posterior staphylomas and intraoperative complications such as suprachoroidal hemorrhage, posterior capsular rupture, and retinal tears. Although most surgeons recommend standard phacoemulsification and preservation of the posterior capsule in these cases, an alternative approach presented in this series entails the removal of the lens through the pars plana and removal of formed vitreous during the concurrent procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)989-992
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
StatePublished - May 27 2016



  • Aphakia
  • Cataract surgery
  • High axial length
  • Pathologic myopia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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