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Cataract surgery combined with PCCC and anterior vitrectomy for asteroid hyalosis

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Session Title: Cataract Surgery Special Cases

Session Date/Time: Sunday 06/09/2015 | 10:30-12:30

Paper Time: 10:48

Venue: Room 10

First Author: : Z.Biro HUNGARY

Co Author(s): :    A. Balint   B. Gaspar                 

Abstract Details

Purpose:

A case of a 87 year old lady with asteroid hyalosis is presented, who underwent combined cataract surgery and anterior vitrectomy through PCCC.

Setting:

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pécs, Hungary

Methods:

After phacoemulsification a capsulorhexis was performed on the posterior capsule (PCCC) through which anterior vitrectomy (750 cut/min) was performed to remove hyalin bodies from the vitreous. A hydrophobic acrylic PC-IOL was implanted into the capsular bag.

Results:

The preoparative visual acuity of 0.2 improved to 0.5 after surgery, and the follow-up period was uneventful.

Conclusions:

After careful patient selection and with meticulous surgery the combined procedure can be considered to solve the two problems of cataract and severe vitreous opacities in one session.

Financial Interest:

NONE

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