Analysis of limbal approach lensectomy and anterior vitrectomy for congenital cataract

Y. Ozawa, D. Kurosaka, K. Kato, T. Nagamoto, Y. Tanaka, C. Kimura

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Abstract

The authors retrospectively investigated intra- and postoperative complications and visual prognosis in 143 eyes of 86 cases who underwent limbal approach lensectomy and anterior vitrectomy for congenital or developmental cataract. Iris damage (13%), luxation of lens fragments into the vitreous cavity (4%) and hyphema (9%) were found as intraoperative complications. Iris damage did not affect postoperative fibrin net formation outcome of visual acuity. As for postoperative complications, vitreoretinal hemorrhage (11%), fibrin net formation (22%), cystoid macular edema (4%), glaucoma (6%), after-cataract (1%) and retinal detachment (0.7%) were noted. Only one eye suffered from retinal detachment, the most serious complication in our study. The best postoperative visual acuities were better than 20/50 in 67% of the bilateral cases and 36% of the unilateral cases. These results suggest that the limbal approach method is useful for congenital cataract surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-682
Number of pages6
JournalFolia Ophthalmologica Japonica
Volume46
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Congenital Cataract
  • Lensectomy and Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Limbal Approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Ozawa, Y., Kurosaka, D., Kato, K., Nagamoto, T., Tanaka, Y., & Kimura, C. (1995). Analysis of limbal approach lensectomy and anterior vitrectomy for congenital cataract. Folia Ophthalmologica Japonica, 46(6), 677-682.