Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lens Implantation in Patients with Uveitis

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The authors reviewed the outcome of extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) in 44 eyes of 38 patients with uveitis. Thirty-two of the 44 eyes received a posterior chamber lens implant; 87% of these achieved a stable visual acuity of 20/40 or better. Sixty-seven percent (8 of the 12 eyes) not receiving an implant achieved this level. The authors' results and current literature suggest that absolute control, preoperatively and postoperatively, of all uveitis inflammation and careful selection of patients as lens implant candidates are crucial for successful cataract surgery in uveitis patients. Complete removal of lens cortex and placement of an all-PMMA posterior chamber lens within the capsular bag are also believed to be important. © 1989, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Inc. All rights reserved.




Foster, C. S., Fong, L. P., & Singh, G. (1989). Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lens Implantation in Patients with Uveitis. Ophthalmology, 96(3), 281–288.

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