Vitrophage in management of congenital cataracts

  • Gholam A. Peyman
  • Donald R. Sanders
  • Marc Rose
  • Michael Korey
Article

Summary

We have used the vitrophage for combined lensectomy and vitrectomy in six eyes with congenital cataracts. No intraoperative complications were encountered. One week after operation four of the six eyes had clear corneas, and all eyes showed a bright red reflex. With follow-up ranging from 18 to 21 months all eyes had clear corneas and a view of the posterior pole consistent with 20/20 vision.

Keywords

Public Health Cataract Posterior Pole Congenital Cataract Clear Cornea 

Zusammenfassung

Verwendung des “Vitrophage” für die kombinierte Linsenextraktion und Vitrektomie in 6 Augen mit congenitaler Cataract. Es traten keine intraoperativen Komplikationen auf. Eine woche nach der Operation hatten 4 der 6 Augen klare Corneae und alle Augen zeigten einen hellen roten Reflex. Nach einer Beobachtungszeit von 18–21 Monaten zeigten alle Augen eine klare Cornea und einen Einblick auf den hinteren Augenpol mit einem Visus von 20/20.

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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gholam A. Peyman
    • 1
  • Donald R. Sanders
    • 1
  • Marc Rose
    • 1
  • Michael Korey
    • 1
  1. 1.The Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Illinois Eye and Ear InfirmaryChicagoUSA

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