Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2000;41(6):1337-1343.
Published online June 1, 2000.
Reservation of Anterior Lens Capsule in Intraocular Lens Implantation after Lensectomy.
Boo Sup Oum, Ji Eun Lee
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan, Korea.
수정체절제술 후 전낭보존 인공수정체삽입술
엄부섭(Boo Sup Oum),이지은(Ji Eun Lee)
As combined procedure with pars plana vitrectomy, pars plana lensectomy lowers the incidences of corneal edema and constriction of pupil, and elimi-nates the risk of corneal incision leakage.When intraocular lens is inserted, conventional procedure requires large anterior capsulectomy to prevent after-cataract.To maintain barrier between anterior and posterior seg-ments, anterior capsule was preserved and lens epithelial and cortical cells were polished off thoroughly with enhancement of visualization by intraocu-lar illuminator.Intraocular lenses were inserted into ciliary sulcus after vitrectomy.After a minimum of 1 year, postoperative vision was better in 17 of the 24 eyes (71%).the same in six eyes (25%)and worse in one eye (4%). Postoperative complications included after-cataract in 4 eyes (17%), decen-tration of intraocular lens in 2 eyes (8%), retinal detachment in 1 eye (4%) and neovascular glaucoma in 1 eye.Only two eyes required Nd:YAG laser capsulotomies. If intraocular illumination is utilized properly, lens epithelial and cortical cells can be removed thoroughly after pars plana lensectomy combined with vitrectomy and anterior capsule can be maintained without significant increase of after-cataract.
Key Words: Lensectomy;Vitrectomy;Capsular opacity

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