Combined cataract surgery and vitrectomy for breakthrough vitreous hemorrhage from age-related macular degeneration

Nauman A. Chaudhry, Harry W. Flynn, Timothy G. Murray, Armando Belfort

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Volume33
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 29 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Combined cataract surgery and vitrectomy for breakthrough vitreous hemorrhage from age-related macular degeneration'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this