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Posterior capsular opacification in paediatric cataract patients in whom posterior capsulotomy and anterior vitrectomy were not performed

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First Author: A.Gul TURKEY

Co Author(s):    E. Can   E. Seven   M. Batur   C. Caglar   T. Yasar  

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To search the rate of posterior capsular opacification in pediatric cataract patients in whom posterior capsulotomy and anterior vitrectomy were not performed.


Ondokuz Mayis University, Yuzuncu Yil University


We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 30 eyes 21 patients who underwent cataract surgery in two centers. Age, if possible pre- and post-operative visual acuities, type and diopter of IOL, localisation of the IOL placement, the duration for PCO development, nd:YAG was needed or not.


The mean age of the patients was 7.6 years. Single eye of 12 patients and both eyes of 9 patients were operated. Anterior capsulorrexhis, aspiration of lens material with irrigation/aspiration system, and placement of an intraocular lens (IOL) in the bag/sulcus were performed in all cases. While sulcus implantation was performed in 2 eyes, others were implanted into the bag. The IOL types were Acrysof-Alcon in 15 eyes, BAL- Hanita in 5 eyes, Sensar-AMO in 5 eyes, and Acriva-VSY in 5 eyes. A total of 21 eyes developed posterior capsular opacification, and of the 15 eyes required nd:YAG laser.


Overall, 70% of the eyes developed posterior capsular opacification and 50% required posterior capsulotomy. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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