Combined cataract surgery, intraocular lens insertion, and vitrectomy in eyes with idiopathic epiretinal membrane

George Alexandrakis, Nauman A. Chaudhry, Harry W. Flynn, Timothy G. Murray

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Abstract

To report the surgical outcomes of combined cataract surgery and pars plana vitrectomy in eyes with idiopathic epiretinal membrane. This is a retrospective review of 8 consecutive patients with concurrent cataract and idiopathic epiretinal membrane who underwent the combined procedure. At a mean follow-up of 22 months, the visual acuity improved by 2 or more Snellen lines in 7 patients (88%). Median preoperative and postoperative best- corrected visual acquities were 20/200 and 20/50 respectively. Simultaneous cataract surgery and vitrectomy for idiopathic epiretinal membrane removal resulted in visual improvement in the majority of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-328
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Volume30
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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