The incidence of retinal detachment following cataract extraction has been reported in the literature as being between 0.4% to 3.5%. This communication reports the incidence of retinal detachment in 5,541 eyes, all of which had zonulolysis by alpha chymotrypsin. In this series, 122 eyes (2.2%) developed retinal detachment following cataract extraction, a rate showing no increase over those series reported without the use of alpha chymotrypsin.
Scheie HG, Morse PH, Aminlari A. Incidence of Retinal Detachment Following Cataract Extraction. Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(4):293-295. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040295007