Copenhagen 2016 Registration Programme Exhibitor Information Virtual Exhibition Satellite Meetings Glaucoma Day 2016 Hotel Star Alliance

10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Cataract surgery after retinal detachment repair by vitrectomy

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First Author: F. Spencer SPAIN

Co Author(s):    P. Morales   A. Camos-Carreras   C. Meilin   X. Corrteger           

Abstract Details


To describe clinical features, complications and visual outcomes of patients undergoing cataract surgery with prior vitrectomy for retinal detachment.


Anterior Segment Department in a tertiary hospital in Spain.


Retrospective study of patients undergoing cataract surgery between January 2008 and March 2014


The incidence of retinal detachment following cataract surgery was 4.26% (38 of 892 cases). 60% of these were classified as macula-on and 40% as macula-off. The mean age was 55 years. The most common type of cataract (LOCS III classification) was N4; C2-C3 with a posterior subcapsular component was present in 38%. The time between vitrectomy and cataract surgery was 1 year. The most common intraoperative complications were incomplete capsulorhexis and zonular dialysis. 60% improved visual acuity more than 2 Snellen lines. 43% developed posterior capsular opacification requiring YAG capsulotomy. 5% of patients had a new retinal detachment.


Cataract surgery in previously vitrectomized patients produces good visual results although rates of intraoperative complications tend to be higher. The data obtained in this study are consistent with previously published studies.

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