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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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GARCES FERNANDEZ, Ailen; VEITIA ROVIROSA, Suzel  and  LOPEZ HERNANDEZ, Iván. Cataract surgery in vitrectomized patients. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2013, vol.26, n.3, pp.466-481. ISSN 0864-2176.

Pars plana vitrectomy in retinal detachment as well as in macular pathology and diabetic retinopathy surgeries, among others, exacerbated the progression and the development of cataract in phakic patients, which is considered a common complication of this intervention. Cataract extraction in eyes that underwent previous vitreous surgery is characterized by a series of differences that particularize this type of patients. This particularity encouraged the following review to mention some factors influencing the development or the progression of cataract after pars plana vitrectomy, complications of vitreous replacements, options in simultaneous or sequential performance of the anterior and posterior segment surgery. It also dealt with some preoperative and transoperative considerations of the cataract surgery in vitrectomized eyes as well as transoperative and postoperative complications. The visual capacity may significantly improve after the cataract surgery; however, the magnitude of such capacity will be determined by the extension and severity of the underlying vitreous-retinal pathology.

Keywords : cataract surgery; pars plana vitrectomy; combined surgery; sequential surgery.

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