Pseudophakia: Incidence of Cystoid Macular Edema

  • Walter J. Stark
  • David E. Denlinger
  • Arlo C. Terry
  • A. Edward Maumenee
Conference paper
Part of the FIDIA Research Series book series (FIDIA, volume 2)

Abstract

Cystoid macular edema (CME) remains a significant cause of decreased visual acuity following cataract extraction. Fluorescein angiographically proven cystoid macular edema is reported to occur in greater than 50% of patients, causing decreased visual acuity in approximately 8% of cases (1–6). At the Wilmer Institute we are in the process of re-examining our incidence of cystoid macular edema following extracapsular cataract extraction with implantation of a posterior chamber lens implant. We are also attempting to determine whether eyes undergoing primary capsulotomy are more likely to develop clinically significant CME.

Keywords

Glaucoma Fluorescein Cataract Amblyopia Iritis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter J. Stark
    • 1
  • David E. Denlinger
    • 1
  • Arlo C. Terry
    • 1
  • A. Edward Maumenee
    • 1
  1. 1.The Wilmer Ophthalmological InstituteThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA

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