Cataract surgery in the setting of severe pathologic myopia
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Cataract surgery in patients with pathologic myopia and high axial length can be challenging for a variety of reasons, including imprecise intraocular lens calculations in eyes with posterior staphylomas and intraoperative complications such as suprachoroidal hemorrhage, posterior capsular rupture, and retinal tears. Although most surgeons recommend standard phacoemulsification and preservation of the posterior capsule in these cases, an alternative approach presented in this series entails the removal of the lens through the pars plana and removal of formed vitreous during the concurrent procedure.

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Dr. A●●●a A●●●●●m Ophthalmology
High myopia is not an indication for vitrectomy. A simple phacoemulsification leaving the eye aphakic is a good enough option if IOL power is difficult to get
Apr 16, 2017Like1