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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers|
|State||Published - Apr 1999|
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