October 1978

Lensectomy and Vitrectomy for Complicated Cataract Secondary to Uveitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospitals, Iowa City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(10):1798-1804. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060310002

• Combined lensectomy-vitrectomy was performed on 13 patients (15 eyes) with complicated cataracts from uveitis. Preoperative visual acuities were 20/200 or less for at least one year. The postoperative follow-up period averaged 10.5 months with visual acuities of 20/25 or better in eight eyes, 20/70 in two eyes, and 20/100 to 20/400 in five eyes. The primary cause of decreased vision postoperatively was cystoid macular edema with frequently associated optic disc edema.