Review of 73 cataract extractions following retinal detachment procedures showed that the retina in 93% of the cases remained reattached during a follow-up period of at least six months. The low incidence of redetachment of the retina indicates that previous successful detachment surgery should not be a deterrent to cataract extraction. The preoperative and surgical management of cataract extraction in these cases is discussed.
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