Lens Influence on Iris Neovascularization and Glaucoma

  • George W. Blankenship
Conference paper
Part of the FIDIA Research Series book series (FIDIA, volume 2)


Iris neovascularization and neovascular glaucoma following pars plana vitrectomy for diabetic retinopathy have been major complications during the early postoperative course. A retrospective analysis of diabetic vitrectomy cases, and a prospective randomized study find a direct relationship between postvitrectomy aphakia and the development of iris neovascularization and secondary glaucoma.


Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Detachment Neovascular Glaucoma Vitreous Surgery Lens Status 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George W. Blankenship
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  1. 1.The Bascom Palmer Eye InstituteUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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