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Cataract extraction after retinal detachment.

Authors
  • Haller, J A
  • Kerrison, J B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current opinion in ophthalmology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1997
Volume
8
Issue
3
Pages
39–43
Identifiers
PMID: 10168893
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cataract surgery is a known risk factor for retinal detachment. The risk for retinal redetachment after cataract surgery in eyes that have previously undergone retinal detachment repair is not well documented but has recently been investigated. Eyes that have undergone previous scleral buckling surgery have good potential for positive visual outcome after cataract surgery, with a low rate of intraoperative complications and a low risk for recurrent retinal detachment. Eyes with complicated retinal detachments that have undergone vitrectomy as part of surgical repair may have a higher rate of intraoperative complications, including difficulty with nuclear expression during planned extracapsular cataract extraction and capsular tears during irrigation and aspiration. The risk for recurrent retinal detachment in these eyes is not known.

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