Long-term course following cataract surgery in a case of scleroderma with uveitis Satoru Joko 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Musashino Red Cross Hosp pp.1713-1718
Published Date 2013/10/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410104944
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Abstract. Purpose:To report a case of sclerodema and uveitis who received cataract surgery. Case:A 77-year-old female presented with impaired vision in the right eye. Her right visual acuity had been poor since infancy and been ascribed to measles. She had been under medication for scleroderma since 7 years before. Findings and Clinical Course:Corrected visual acuity was 0.01 right and 0.7 left. Both eyes showed signs of chronic inflammation in the anterior chamber and vitreous opacity. Intraocular pressure was 48 mmHg right and 54 mmHg left. Uveitis and ocular hypertension subsided after medication. She received phacoemulsification-aspiration with intraocular lens implantation in both eyes 14 months after initial visit. Both eyes were free of intra-or postoperative complications. Visual acuity was 0.03 right and 0.9 left 4 years after surgery. Conclusion:Bilateral cataract surgery was free of problems for 4 years in a case of scleroderma, uveitis and ocular hypertension.

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