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Pediatric cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation: A new technique for preventing or excising postoperative secondary membranes

Authors
Journal
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
0886-3350
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
17
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0886-3350(13)80985-6
Keywords
  • Congenital Cataract
  • Excision
  • Limbal Approach Retropseudophakic Vitrectomy
  • Pediatric Cataract Surgery
  • Persistent Hyperplastic
  • Primary Vitreous
  • Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens
  • Retropseudophakic Vitrectomy
  • Secondary Membrane Formation
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract This report describes a series of six children who had a retropseudophakic vitrectomy performed via a limbal approach (limbal approach retropseudophakic vitrectomy, LARV). This technique ensures a permanently clear visual axis when performed at the time of cataract/implant surgery and can also be used to excise secondary membranes in patients who have had prior cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation. A modification of this method permits the retrolenticular opacity in children with persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV) to he relocated or excised at the time of cataract or cataract/implant surgery.

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