Longitudinal changes in refraction in phakic and pseudophakic eyes following vitrectomy Eiko Tsuiki 1 , Kazuaki Mishima 1 , Takashi Kitaoka 1 , Tsugio Amemiya 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Nagasaki Univ Sch of Med pp.459-462
Published Date 2001/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410907239
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We evaluated changes in refraction in 42 eyes after vitrectomy. The lens was left intact in 7 eyes. Simultaneous lensectomy with intraocular lens implantation was performed in 35 eyes. During the follow up for 12 months, the 7 phakic eyes showed a significant tendency toward myopia. Two of the 7 eyes necessitated cataract surgery 12 months after vitrectomy. The state of refraction remained stationary in 35 pseudophakic eyes. The finding shows that myopinization and cataract are liable to occur following vitrectomy and that simultaneous IOL implantation is advocated except in juvenile patients.

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