Phacoemulsification-aspiration with intraocular lens implantation in patients of Behçet disease Katsunori Ogasawara 1 , Akiko Takazawa 1 , Mari Goto 1 , Takuya Niizuma 1 , Hiroshi Ujihara 1 , Masao Matsubara 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Tokyo Women's Med Univ, Daini Hosp pp.571-574
Published Date 2001/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410907264
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We treated cataract in 9 eyes of 7 patients of Behçet disease by performing phacoemulsification-aspiration with intraocular lens implantation. The follow-up period ranged from 6 to 25 months, average 14.3 months. The preoperative and postoperative visual acuity averaged 0.03±0.71 and 0.20±0.61 respectively. The difference was significant (p<0.05). The frequency of ocular attacks during 6 months before and after surgery averaged 0.77 and 0.44 respectively. There was no significant difference in the whole series and even in 4 eyes which had ocular attacks during 6 months before surgery. There have been no serious complications except transient rise in intraocular pressure in 6 eyes. The findings show that cataract in patients of Behçet disease can be treated by phacoemulsification-aspiration with intraocular lens implantation as the first choice regardless of ocular attacks during 6 months before surgery.

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