POSTERIOR SEGMENT TRIPLE SURGERY AFTER TRAUMATIC EYE INJURIES

Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers

Volume 4 - Number

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Abstract:

Cataract extraction, posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC-IOL) implantation, and complete vitrectomy combined in a one-stage procedure were performed in 16 eyes (16 patients) with traumatic eye injuries undergoing anterior lensectomy (seven eyes), extracapsular cataract extraction (six eyes), or pars plana lensectomy (three eyes). Membrane peeling and intraocular foreign-body removal (13 eyes, 6 with intraretinal foreign bodies) were performed as needed. Surgery was performed from 1 week to 10 years after injury. After an average follow up of 8 months, 13 eyes (81%) had a visual acuity of at least 20/200; 50%, at least 20/40.