PURPOSE: To report combined cataract extraction (CE), posterior chamber intraocular lens (PCIOL) implantation, and pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for concurrent cataract and breakthrough vitreous hemorrhage from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Retrospective case series. RESULTS: Six eyes were included in the study. The postoperative follow-up interval ranged from 3 to 22 months (mean 8 months). Preoperative visual acuity (VA) ranged from 20/400 to hand motion. Postoperatively, 5/6 eyes had 2 or more lines of visual improvement. Three eyes were better than 20/200. CONCLUSIONS: Combined CE, PCIOL insertion, and PPV in selected patients with cataract and breakthrough vitreous hemorrhage from AMD was successful in improving VA in the majority of patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers|
|State||Published - Jan 29 2002|
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