A child with retinal detachment after cataract surgery with posterior continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis Shin Mizoguchi 1 , Takayoshi Sumioka 1 , Yuka Nidegawa 1 , Yukihisa Takada 1 , Yuka Okada 1 , Shizuya Saika 1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Wakayama Medical University pp.1073-1078
Published Date 2016/7/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410211875
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Abstract Purpose: To report a case who developed retinal detachment following progressive herniation of the vitreous into the anterior chamber after cataract surgery.

Case: A 12-year-old boy was referred to us for cataract. Atopic dermatitis had been present since infancy.

Findings and Clinical Course: Corrected visual acuity was counting fingers/40 cm in the right eye and 0.15 in the left. Both eyes showed anterior subcapsular cataract. Both eyes received phacoemulsification-aspiration, insertion of intraocular lens(IOL), and planned posterior capsulorrhexis. There were no complications during surgery. Binocular visual acuity improved to 1.0 one week later. After surgery, the patient habitually rubbed his eyes. Anterior vitreal herniation developed 30 months after surgery with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. The retina became reattached after vitrectomy and scleral encircling. The left eye received prophylactic surgery.

Conclusion: This case illustrates that retinal detachment surgery in a child may develop later complications due to rubbing of the eye.

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