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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

Print version ISSN 0864-2176On-line version ISSN 1561-3070


RODRIGUEZ SUAREZ, Belkys; PEREZ CANDELARIA, Eneida de la Caridad; RAMOS PEREIRA, Yanay  and  LLANES RODRIGUEZ, René. Capsular contraction after cataract surgery in a patient with pseudoexfoliation. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2016, vol.29, n.4, pp.721-727. ISSN 0864-2176.

Pseudoexfoliation is an extracelular matrix alteration closely associated with cataract and secondary open angle glaucoma. Older age-related and more common in women, it is a systemic illness with typical alterations in the eye such as zonular weakness and little pupil dilation, which makes the surgery more difficult. The patients with pseudoexfoliation and caratact surgery require a more careful postoperative follow-up to early detect and to treat the postoperative complications such as the capsular contraction of the case reported in this paper, which was treated with Yag Laser in the capsulorhexis borders.

Keywords : pseudoexfoliation; capsular contraction; capsulorhexis; Nd:YAG laser.

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