Retained lens fragments after cataract surgery

Ingrid U. Scott, Harry W Flynn

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Abstract

In conclusion, the incidence of retained lens fragments appears to have increased in recent years. The timing of vitrectomy can be delayed to permit improvement of corneal edema, ocular congestion, and acute postoperative inflammation. Placement of a posterior chamber intraocular lens at the time of the initial cataract surgery does not adversely affect final visual results. Retinal detachment is a frequent adverse event in these eyes. Vitrectomy and removal of retained lens fragments restores good visual acuity and reduces secondary glaucoma in the majority of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-679
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmology Clinics of North America
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

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Vitrectomy
Cataract
Lenses
Corneal Edema
Intraocular Lenses
Retinal Detachment
Glaucoma
Visual Acuity
Inflammation
Incidence

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  • Ophthalmology

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Retained lens fragments after cataract surgery. / Scott, Ingrid U.; Flynn, Harry W.

In: Ophthalmology Clinics of North America, Vol. 14, No. 4, 01.12.2001, p. 675-679.

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