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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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Purpose:

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

Setting:

Ondokuz Mayis University, Yuzuncu Yil University

Methods:

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.

Results:

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.

Conclusions:

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

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