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Outcome of cataract surgery in patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome

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Session Title: Complex Cases and Surgery

Session Date/Time: Monday 07/10/2013 | 14:30-16:00

Paper Time: 14:54

Venue: Forum (Ground Floor)

First Author: : S.Murthy INDIA

Co Author(s): :    V. Sangwan              

Abstract Details


The purpose of the study is to evaluate the outcome of cataract surgery in patients with VKH syndrome.


Tertiary eye institute in South India


Retrospective interventional study


33 eyes of 23 patients were included. median age was 42 years and 82% were female. At the time of surgery, 75% were on oral steroids alone and 48% were on immunosuppressive as well. 71% had extensive synechia and non-dilating pupils. Complications including PC rent in 11%, raised post-op inflammation in 58% and raised IOP in 15%. Pre-operative visual acuity was less than 20/400 in 70 % of patients. Post-operative, 45% patient had visual acuity of 20/60 or better.


In our series, visual outcome was fair in quiescent VKH. Extensive posterior synechia and synechiolysis was associated with increased post operative inflammation.Cause of visual loss was extensive retinal pigment epithelial changes.

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